Haleiwa Harbor maintenance dredging and beach restoration report released

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District has released a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor Maintenance Dredging and Beach Restoration for public review and comment.

The proposed project is located offshore and along the shoreline from Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor to Haleiwa Beach Park, Haleiwa, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.

According to the Corps, this report presents the evaluation of beneficial uses for dredged material resulting from the routine maintenance dredging of the federal channel at the harbor.

The recommended plan cals for dredging of approximately 26,071cubic yards of beach suitable sand that will be used to restore 4.4 acres of beach.

Dredged material that is not suitable for beach restoration, approximately 2,000 cubic yards, will be transported by scow and disposed of at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated South Oahu Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site.

The deadline for sending comments on the proposed work is January 7, 2020.

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