Civil Works Program

Honolulu District’s civil works program covers 12 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean and includes the State of Hawaii; U.S. Territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands; and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Kwajalein Atoll). The District's civil works branch enables and supports partners throughout the Pacific in a variety of ways to include feasibility studies to investigate structural and non-structural solutions to water resources challenges, watershed studies to create strategic watershed management plans, technical studies to assist in planning and community resilience, and much more!
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Island communities depend on delivery of goods, materials and equipment via waterborne transportation.  USACE provides safe commercial and recreational navigation improvements that are vital to the island economies. Some completed projects include Honolulu Harbor on Oahu, Hilo Harbor on the Big Island, Kahului Harbor on Maui, Kaumalapau Harbor on Lanai, Kaunakakai and Kaulapapa Harbors on Molokai, and Nawiliwili Harbor on Kauai.

The Corps of Engineers incorporated Ecosystem Restoration as a project purpose within the Civil Works Program in response to the increasing national emphasis on environmental restoration and preservation.  The objective of Ecosystem Restoration is to restore degraded ecosystem structure, function, and dynamic processes to a less degraded, more natural condition.

Nothing could be more important to the saving of lives and property than hurricane and storm risk management projects. Completed projects include Kawainui Marsh on Oahu and Alenaio Stream on the Big Island.  These projects give local citizens peace of mind and security.

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Contact Information

Civil & Public Works Branch
Building 230
Fort Shafter, HI  96858-5440
(808) 835-4175