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City installs ‘sand mattress’ to combat erosion at Kuhio Beach

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell provided an overview of the sand stabilization project Sunday at Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki. Last week a polypropylene “sand mattress” was buried under sand behind the exposed concrete in the middle of the picture. The project is an effort to mitigate the sand erosion where the Waikiki Tavern once stood.

  • COURTESY CITY OCEAN SAFETY AND LIFEGUARD SERVICES DIVISION

    On the North Shore, erosion has caused an Ocean Safety storage room to teeter over a 20-foot drop at Sunset Beach.

  • COURTESY CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU

    Department of Parks and Recreation and Geotextile Solutions workers installing the sand mattress.

  • COURTESY CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU

    Department of Parks and Recreation and Geotextile Solutions workers installing the sand mattress.

The city unveiled an emergency erosion control measure Sunday at Kuhio Beach Park which officials hope will thwart erosion in the middle of the state’s tourism epicenter. Read more

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