State has yet to release new rules cracking down on beach revetments
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STAR-ADVERTISER / PHOTO COURTESY BRIAN VASTAG
The state approved emergency sandbags for a stretch of coastline in Kapaa, Kauai. “Burritos” were placed recently on the beach at 950 Niulani Road.
“It is really unacceptable to have this wink and a nod, saying, ‘Oh yeah, it is temporary,’ but then not having enforcement to ensure they are removed.”
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM / OCT. 21
Property owners are legally allowed to keep emergency protections in place only temporarily. A tarp covers a section of beach to prevent waves from washing away sand under a Sunset Beach home.
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