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Over-topping at Maui’s Kaupakalua Dam has ‘ceased,’ but authorities say danger isn’t over

HNN: … The immediate threat of Maui’s Kaupakalua Dam failing appears to have subsided as drenching rains let up, but evacuation orders remain in place.

The earthen dam, owned by East Maui Irrigation, overtopped its banks Monday afternoon amid torrential rains that have pummeled the island for much of the day. It did not fail but authorities were concerned it would if rains continued, potentially sending floodwaters over downstream properties.

About 5 p.m., Mahi Pono Chief Operating Officer Shan Tsutsui said over-topping at the dam had “ceased.” He added that crews will monitor the situation until water levels return to safe levels….

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