Waikiki Beach Eroding Less Than A Year After $2.2M Sand Restoration

Waikiki beach-renourishement, 2012. Photograph: © SAF


A section of Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach is starting to erode, less than a year after the completion of a $2.2 million project to replenish the sand on about 1,730 feet of shoreline that had been suffering from chronic erosion…

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Hawaii to Add Sand to Chronically Eroding Waikiki Beach, (Uploaded 1-06-2012)
A $2.3 million state project to widen a chronically eroding section of Waikiki beach with sand pumped in from offshore, will begin by the end of this month. Waikiki naturally has a narrow beach, and people have been adding sand to the shoreline to make it wider. The earliest beach replenishment projects are believed to date to the 1920s. The first well-documented case was in 1939…

Hawaii’s Beaches Are in Retreat, and Its Way of Life May Follow, The New York Times

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