Kailua Beach sand project gets underway, triggers stream pollution fears

Kailua Beach sand project gets underway, triggers stream pollution fears


Kailua Beach, O’ahu Island, Hawai’i. Photograph courtesy of: © Chip Fletcher.

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Longtime residents believe that the water quality in Kailua bay has degraded…

Read Full Article and Watch Video; KITV (04-03-2017)

Officials confirm some Kailua Beach Park sand is going to city golf courses; KHON2 (10-23-2016)
Kailua residents are demanding answers after a dump truck filled with sand was spotted leaving Kailua Beach Park and heading to town. Residents say it was all the more suspect because of the Kuhio Beach erosion headlines at the same time…

Erosion Creates Six-Foot ‘Cliff’ Along Kailua Beach, Hawaii, KHON2 909-13-2015)

Excessive Erosion Sweeps Hawaii Homes Out To Sea, Huffington Post / AP (01-02-2014)

Waikiki Beach Eroding Less Than A Year After $2.2M Sand Restoration, Pacific Business News (Uploaded 01-24-2013)
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.

70 Percent of Beaches Eroding On Hawaiian Islands Kauai, Oahu, and Maui, USGS (05-08-2012)

Scientists Urge Shoreline Retreat From Hawaii’s Eroding Beaches, EE News
Sea-level rise is a significant factor in the major shoreline change underway in Hawaii, where 52 to 72 percent of beaches on the chain of islands have eroded over the past century.

Living on the shores of Hawaii: natural hazards, the environment, and our communities, A book by Chip Fletcher; Robynne Boyd, William J. Neal and Virginia Tice.

Coastal geologist criticizes beach renourishment efforts; The State (08-16-2016)

Piling sand to stop erosion ultimately made the land sink, study says, NOLA (12-26-2015)

Beach replenishment may have far reaching impacts on ecosystems;” Phys.Org (03-29-2016)
UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems…

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