- The Department of Land and Natural Resources has delayed the Kuhio
Beach sand replenishment project originally scheduled to begin this
has been conducting bacteria tests at the target site where submerged
sand would be recovered and transported to Kuhio Beach via a hydraulic
sand dredge and pipeline system from a barge moored approximately
2,000 feet off shore.
to the beach, the sand would be dried out and then dispersed to replenish
the eroded beach.
the department received word that bacterial levels in the sand at
the submerged recovery site had risen.
the interest of public safety we are delaying the project pending
a new set of test results due next week Monday, April 24," said
Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
will make a determination at that time whether or not the project
will proceed or if we will be delayed indefinitely."
the project is expected to take approximately 30 days, the window
of opportunity for this project is somewhat narrow. If we delay start-up
beyond next week, we will be approaching a season where south swells
are traditional, further stalling the project," concluded Young.
BEACH SAND REPLENISHMENT PROJECT FACTS