Hawaii & Alaska
Ala Wai Canal, USACE

New alternatives offered for Hawaii canal flooding plan

An engineering consulting firm provided new alternatives to a flood management plan for an Oahu canal, officials said.

Oceanit company officials met with residents to offer options to the Ala Wai Canal plan to protect Waikiki and other neighborhoods, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday.

The federal government has offered to fund $220 million of a $345 million Army Corps of Engineers project to construct walls and berms around the canal. The plan would also put flood-control structures in the upper areas of the watershed, officials said.

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