Engineering

(HANALEI, KAUAI) – Hanalei Stream is again flowing freely and within its banks after the completion of a multi-million dollar stream restoration project. Hanalei is one of only two EPA National Heritage rivers west of the Rockies. A breach in its bank, 20 years ago, diverted water from the stream and often flooded adjacent properties after heavy rains. This break also reduced stream flow entering an intake pipe that provides water for Hawaii’s largest taro growing complex, and habitat for endangered native birds within the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

(Hanalei, Kauai) – Kauai taro farmer Rodney Haraguchi can’t wait until the Hanalei Stream Bank Restoration Project is finished in the next two months. For almost 20 years, he and nine other farmers who have loi on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge have experienced diminished water flows from the Hanalei River. “You know, like any farmer, without water, you cannot plant any taro or harvest; water is the life-line for our crops,” Haraguchi said.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to present the Draft Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Ala Wai Canal Project. The meeting will be held at Washington Middle School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

HILO -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and County of Hawai‘i are inviting Big Island residents and property owners to attend important upcoming public information meetings next week on changes in the new FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Hawai‘i County.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and County of Maui are inviting home and business owners to attend important upcoming public information meetings on changes in the new FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Maui County.

HONOLULU –The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), along with its consultant, Townscape, Inc., invites Makaha Valley community members to attend and provide feedback at a public meeting next week that will present recommended flood mitigation projects for Makaha Valley.

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP), invites home and business owners to attend a public information meeting to educate residents and business owners on upcoming changes to FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the island of Oahu.

HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP), invites home and business owners to attend a public information meeting to educate residents and business owners on upcoming changes to FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the island of Oahu.

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.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) may require qualified professional consultants to provide planning, architectural, engineering (all disciplines), land surveying, land appraisal, landscape architectural, construction management and/or other related professional services for its Capital Improvement Program and/or operating budget projects appropriated during fiscal year (FY) 2015 (July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015). DLNR’s solicitation for FY15 Professional Services for CIP and operating budget projects has been posted on the State Procurement Office website at: http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/dlnr-fy15