For Immediate Release:
Press release by:
Alice L. Lee, Chair
Maui County Council
Council to consider bill on design agreement for the ʻĪao Stream Flood Control Project next Friday
WAILUKU, Hawaii (Feb. 9, 2024)—Chair Alice L. Lee announced today that the Maui County Council will consider a bill Feb. 16 to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete the design for the ʻĪao Stream Flood Control Project.
Lee said the project is an ongoing effort to assist with flood-risk management at ʻĪao Stream, also known as Wailuku River. She said the purpose of Bill 1 (2024) is to establish procedures and responsibilities for shared project-design costs between the county and the Army Corps of Engineers.
“Working together and being proactive when it comes to disaster-prevention efforts is essential,” said Lee, who holds the seat for the Wailuku-Waiheʻe-Waikapū residency area. “We are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to continue their community outreach, including with residents of the area and Native Hawaiian practitioner organizations within the project’s affected area.”
The project will include removal of an existing revetment, installation of a pre-formed scour hole and implementation of a flood-warning system, Lee said.
Legislation and supporting documents can be found at mauicounty.us/agendas.