District stewards want to see the Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Project completed

August 22, 2019by ncdea

HAWAII, West Maui SWCD – Flooding in Lahaina is on the average a once-in-every-five-year occurrence, with the resulting annual damages totaling an estimated $700,000. Since 1879, there have been 26 major floods.

According to the Soil and Water Conservation District website, the next 100-year storm could be devastating. It is projected that damages would potentially impact 197 residences, 35 condominiums, 157 businesses, two parks, two schools and the main roads.

West Maui and its lawmakers should pay attention – the Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Project was never completed.

It’s had an on-again, off-again history since it was first proposed to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service by the West Maui Soil and Water Conservation District (WMSWCD) in 1981.

Luckily, we have a group of volunteer WMSWCD stewards to protect us, including James J. Nobriga, chairman; Daniel Pomaika’i Kaniaupio-Crozier, vice chair; Kimo Falconer, treasurer; Ian Swezey, secretary; Kainoa Casco, director; and associate directors Dave Minami, Wes Nohara and Daniel Ornellas.

Source: District stewards want to see the Lahaina Watershed Flood Control Project completed – LahainaNews.com | News, Information, Lahaina and Western Maui, Hawaii — Lahaina News

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