(BIVN) – The upcoming US Army Corps of Engineers’ Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study will be the subject of an upcoming community meeting in Hilo.
The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works Engineering Division is holding the meeting on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course Multipurpose Room, located at 340 Haihai Street.
According to the County:
Although Waiākea and Palai streams are normally dry for most of the year, neighborhoods in the Waiākea and Palai Stream Watershed have been impacted by flooding during past storms.
At the request of the County, the Army Corps of Engineers studied a series of alternatives to reduce the flood risks to life, property, and critical infrastructure in the Waiākea and Palai Stream Watershed.
The US Army Corps of Engineers will present their proposed measures to reduce future flood impacts involving Waiākea and Palai Stream areas. During the meeting, Army Corps of Engineers staff from O‘ahu and the US mainland will be on hand to answer community questions and receive community feedback.
Neighborhoods within close proximity of the Waiākea Stream, Palai Stream, and Four Mile Creek are encouraged to attend.
If there are any questions or concerns, please call Bryce Harada of the Engineering Division, (808) 961-8042, officials say.