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Hawaii Bill Would Start to Restore Waikiki Beach

Posted on March 7, 2016

By Marina Starleaf Riker, KIRO7

Despite being one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches, many visitors don’t know Waikiki Beach is actually an engineered beach that has been filled with imported sand for decades.

Waikiki has been facing erosion problems for years, so Hawaii lawmakers are pushing a bill to restore it.

The bill originally asked for $1.5 million to make a plan to fill a portion of the beach where erosion has left it almost entirely gone. It would also give money to design a path along the shoreline for pedestrians and bicyclists. It’s unclear how much legislators might plan to spend now; the latest version of the bill did not include a dollar amounts.


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