07/18/14 – DLNR To Hold Public Information Meeting On The Hanalei Streambank Restoration ProjectPosted on Jul 18, 2014 in Engineering, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release July 18, 2014
DLNR TO HOLD PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON
THE HANALEI STREAMBANK RESTORATION PROJECT
LIHUE, Hawaii –The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding the construction to restore a breached stream bank in the Hanalei River.
The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. on July 24, 2014, at the Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church Mission Hall in Hanalei. At the meeting, DLNR representatives, design consultant AECOM and construction contractor Goodfellow Bros., Inc. will discuss construction activities and scheduling of the project.
DLNR is proposing the repair of approximately 100 feet of a severely eroded section in the stream bank of the Hanalei River. The breach is located approximately five miles upstream of the river mouth. Engineering improvements to repair the stream bank will reduce further erosion and minimize the chances for the existing breach to increase during future flood events.
Construction is scheduled to begin in August and conclude before the end of the year.
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Public Information Specialist