Hawaii dam that overflowed was in 'unsatisfactory' condition, set for removal 2021

Hawaii dam that overflowed was in 'unsatisfactory' condition, set for removal 2021

Today·2021-03-10 13:03

A dam on the Hawaiian island of Maui that overflowed, forcing evacuations and destroying homes, was scheduled for removal this year as it was in an "unsatisfactory" condition, Hawaii's Department of Land and natural Resources said.

The Kaupakalua earthen dam, dating from 1885 and 57 feet (17.4 m) high and 400 feet (122 m) long, overflowed on Monday during heavy rains in the island's northern region of Haiku.

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