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ALA WAI WORKSHOPS

News Release from USACE, Nov 22, 2022

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City and County of Honolulu requests community input on alternative plans developed for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.  (Virtual)

FORTSHAFTER—Hawaii (Nov. 22, 2022) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu (CCH), will hold a virtual public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to provide an update to the alternative plans developed for the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation (GR) Study. The meeting is part of ongoing workshops to update the community on the study progress to-date, present the final array of alternative plans, and gather community input and feedback on the alternative plans presented.

The public is invited attend and provide input on the final array of alternative flood risk management plans, prior to selection of a plan. Each alternative comprises a suite of management measures that work together to manage flood risk. An updated tracking spreadsheet with these alternatives will be available online prior to the meeting. To preview or download a copy go to www.honolulu.gov/AlaWai.

To attend meeting go to:
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/AlaWai

Access Webex through a web browser (there is no need to download the Webex app).

For the most reliable audio, select “Call Me” and input your telephone number.

Audio-only access is also available at: 1-(844) 800-2712
Use access code: 1992 62 9020

This virtual meeting will be recorded and posted to the project website.

BACKGROUND: In November 2021, the first round of community meetings introduced the GR study; gathered initial input and ideas from the community; and included an interactive workshop to brainstorm potential solutions and identify concerns in the study area. In January 2022, the study team presented a revised public engagement and communications strategy that included additional virtual public meetings and enhanced online engagement opportunities. In April 2022, a series of workshops were held to discuss the development and screening of flood risk management measures throughout the watershed. In July 2022, another series of workshops were held to discuss the initial array of alternative flood risk management plans.

NEXT STEPS: In June 2023, the public will have an opportunity to provide formal comments on the draft report and tentatively selected plan. After completion of the final report in late 2023 or early 2024, there will be another opportunity for the public to discuss and provide feedback on the final recommendation by USACE. In addition to the public meetings and workshops, the public can engage the study team via several online mechanisms available 24/7.

Comments can be submitted via a form on the project website www.honolulu.gov/alawai/contact or by email at AlaWai@honolulu.gov

To learn more about the study, the public engagement plan, communication tools, and the management measures and alternative plans under consideration go to www.honolulu.gov/AlaWai

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