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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Eliot Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, welcomed Colonel Thomas Asbery, Commander and District Engineer, of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to his Washington D.C. office to discuss flood control and dredging projects affecting Westchester and the Bronx.

Among the topics covered in the meeting was a proposal to alleviate persistent flooding issues in Mamaroneck by widening, deepening and lengthening the Sheldrake and Mamaroneck Rivers, constructing retaining walls, and building a culvert under the railroad station parking lot.  
Congressman Engel testified in favor of the proposal last year in front of the Army Corps’ Civil Works Review Board. The proposal received preliminary approval from the Army Corps of Engineers last month, and Congressman Engel and Colonel Asbery discussed ways to continue moving the project forward.
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