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Sand replenishment project for Kaanapali Beach in limbo

ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Maui’s Kaanapali Beach, pictured on Friday, has been threatened by the ocean for years and state sea-level projections show the erosion growing dire in the coming decades. Area resorts have installed barriers along the shore.
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ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Maui’s Kaanapali Beach, pictured on Friday, has been threatened by the ocean for years and state sea-level projections show the erosion growing dire in the coming decades. Area resorts have installed barriers along the shore.

ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Oceanfront resorts and condos along Kaanapali Beach have fought erosion over the years. The damage from erosion can be seen Friday.
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ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Oceanfront resorts and condos along Kaanapali Beach have fought erosion over the years. The damage from erosion can be seen Friday.

ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The damage from erosion can be seen Friday.
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ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

The damage from erosion can be seen Friday.

COURTESY TIARE LAWRENCE
                                A photo taken last year shows fallen trees and damage along the shore from a crumbling beach walk. The shoreline along the beach is moving mauka at up to 2 feet per year, according to a beach nourishment project’s environment impact statement.
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COURTESY TIARE LAWRENCE

A photo taken last year shows fallen trees and damage along the shore from a crumbling beach walk. The shoreline along the beach is moving mauka at up to 2 feet per year, according to a beach nourishment project’s environment impact statement.

ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Maui’s Kaanapali Beach, pictured on Friday, has been threatened by the ocean for years and state sea-level projections show the erosion growing dire in the coming decades. Area resorts have installed barriers along the shore.
ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Oceanfront resorts and condos along Kaanapali Beach have fought erosion over the years. The damage from erosion can be seen Friday.
ANDY VLIET / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The damage from erosion can be seen Friday.
COURTESY TIARE LAWRENCE
                                A photo taken last year shows fallen trees and damage along the shore from a crumbling beach walk. The shoreline along the beach is moving mauka at up to 2 feet per year, according to a beach nourishment project’s environment impact statement.