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Dam Safety Program

In June of 1987, the Hawaii Dam Safety Act was passed and HRS 179D was adopted, identifying DLNR as the lead agency. Two years later in 1989 Administrative Rules chapter 190 was drafted.

The Administrative Rules authorized the Board of Land and Natural Resources to inspect and require reports, require written approval for new dam construction and alterations (permits), require emergency action plans for high hazard dams, be authorized to enter private property, require maintenance and repairs as required.

The Engineering Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) administers the Hawaii Dam Safety Program. Referred to as the Hawaii Dam Safety Act of 1987, it was part of a National Dam Safety movement that began as a result of several large dam failures in the mainland US during the mid-1900s.

Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 179D Dams and Reservoirs
Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 13 DLNR Subtitle 7 Water and Land Development Chapter 190, Dams and Reservoirs

Engineering Division
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 221
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Ph. (808) 587-0268
Fax. (808) 587-0283

Dam Safety Inspection

Kauai, Hawaii

Section 24 & Section 25, Act 118, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006

Emergency relief expenditures for natural disasters occurring in February and March 2006 and status of dam safety inspections and assessments (ASO, ENG)

The Maui & Moloka'i, Hawai'i, Oahu & Kaua'i Dam Inspection Reports, a cooperative effort between the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers have been posted.


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Dam Safety Information


Dam safety background information
Letter to Dam Owners

 

FEMA:
DAM SAFETY PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER RESOURCES

 

STATE OF HAWAII: RESOURCE GUIDES



For additional information please contact either:

Denise Manuel
Dam Safety Engineer
email: Denise.m.manuel@hawaii.gov
Telephone: (808) 587-0246

or

Edwin Matsuda
Flood Control and Dam Safety Section Head
email: Edwin.y.matsuda@hawaii.gov
Telephone: (808) 587-0268


Department of Land and Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl St., Rm. 221
Honolulu, HI  96813
Tel: (808)587-0268
Fax: (808)587-0283

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