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Keopu-Hienaloli Streams flood project meeting


The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in partnership with the county will hold a public informational meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Kahakai Elementary School Cafeteria to present an overview of the Keopu-Hienaloli Stream Damage Reduction Project on the west slopes of Hualalai volcano.

The study area includes the Keopu and Hienaloli watersheds and extends from Hualalai (approximately 7,800 feet) on the east side to the Pacific Ocean on the west, and approximately 0.6 miles wide. The town of Kailua, the principal urban center in North Kona, is located at the lower elevations of these watersheds.

At this initial public informational meeting, the Corps of Engineers and their consultants will present an overview of the process for the first phase of this flood risk management project, which includes a feasibility study and environmental assessment of flood risk management measures for the Keopu-Hienaloli streams.

For further information, contact Derrick Elfalan, Project Manager, Oceanit at 808-531-3017 or

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