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Ala Wai flood control plan gets major overhaul

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / OCT. 10
                                The project was undertaken to reduce major flooding in a 100-year storm event, loss of life and long-term economic damage within the 19 square miles of the Ala Wai Watershed, which encompasses Waikiki, Manoa, Palolo and Makiki, as well as McCully, Moiliili and the University of Hawaii.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / OCT. 10

    The project was undertaken to reduce major flooding in a 100-year storm event, loss of life and long-term economic damage within the 19 square miles of the Ala Wai Watershed, which encompasses Waikiki, Manoa, Palolo and Makiki, as well as McCully, Moiliili and the University of Hawaii.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday a revised plan for the Ala Wai Flood Control Pro­ject with significantly fewer impacts on the natural streams and residential properties within the watershed, but the plan retains a large controversial pump and wall on the canal. Read more

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