Coastal Erosion on Maui
In this episode, we’re looking at eroding beaches of West Maui, where large condos are being threatened by loss of sand and sea-level rise with Hawai’i Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Expert Tara Owens and Maui County planner, Jim Buika.
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- Grade 3: The Forces of Waves
- Actvity: Eroding Beaches
- Aloha ʻĀina Activity: Wetlands Protect Land and Sea
- Grades 6-12: Beaches and Sand
- Activity: Observing Sand
- Activity: Coastal Engineering
Published in Dec. 2018, this Technical Resource Paper directs the community to information about chronic and episodic coastal hazards in West Maui along with recommendations for planning strategies that can be considered to improve community resilience. This paper was a collaborative preparation with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Program and the County of Maui Planning Department.
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