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Honolulu District project manager Gabriel El-Swaify accepts a command coin from South Pacific Division (SPD) Commander Brig. Gen. Kimberly Colloton last week for his excellence in managing 12 support contracts for SPD.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser visited the Schofield Barracks Behavioral Health/Dental project site Dec. 5 where he listened to Project Engineer Dustin Timm give an overview of the two-phase project. and later walked the project site with Timm, District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Joshua Sturgill, Schofield Barracks Deputy Area Engineer Capt. Katay Phommathep, Project Engineer 1st Lt. Mariah Caid-Loos, Schofield Barracks Area Engineer Jean McAninch, Schofield Barracks Resident Engineer Kimberly Jyo, Construction Representative Kailani Vazquez, and contractor team leadership.
During a mini-town hall Dec. 2, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston discussed forthcoming Revolutionize USACE initiatives with District personnel and later visited District MILCON project sites at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks. During the townhall Houston awarded his signature USACE CSM coin to seven District employees for their excellence in delivering the District mission.
Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management Steve Cayetano (first row right), Florence Ching, chief, Military Programs Branch, and Gary Shirakata, Kwajalein Program Manager, met with employees of Honolulu District's Kwajalein Resident Office. Their three-day trip to the Republic of Marshall Islands included meeting new leadership, engaging partners and personnel, as well as project site visits to Echo Pier, the Ronald Reagan Test Site (RTS), and several Army family housing units.
Tira Faiivae Honolulu District Budget, Manpower & Management Chief, Tira Faiivae and Budget Analyst Matthew Yoshioka volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Nov.16, 2019 to help build a home in Kapolei, Hawaii. Both Faiivae and Yoshioka volunteered with the Army Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC-Aloha Chapter) a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilian, involved in the overall field of military. ASMC provides professional development and promotes ethical behavior in all aspects of defense financial management comptrollership.
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The Feasibility Study

The Feasibility Study was an interim response to the authority provided in Section 209 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-874). The study was intended to evaluate how to reduce flood risk within the Ala Wai Watershed and recommend actions for implementation. The feasibility study investigated and evaluated solutions flood damage problems throughout the entire Ala Wai Watershed (Manoa, Palolo, and Makiki drainages, including Waikiki and surrounding areas).

Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Study

The Ala Wai Canal Project feasibility study was authorized under Section 209 of the Flood Control Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-874). Section 209 is a general study authority that authorizes surveys of harbors and rivers in Hawai’i “with a view to determining the advisability of improvements in the interest of navigation, flood control, hydroelectric power development, water supply, and other beneficial water uses, and related land resources.” 

The USACE was the Federal sponsor of the project; the non-Federal sponsor was the State of Hawai’i DLNR, represented by the Engineering Division. A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) was originally executed with DLNR in March 2001; the agreement was amended to address changes in scope in December 2006 and November 2012.

  • The feasibility study phase concluded with the signing of the report of the Chief of Engineers in December 2018. To see a copy of the draft report of the Chief of Engineers, click on Ala Wai Chiefs Report    




Contact Information

Civil & Public Works Branch
Building 230
Fort Shafter, HI  96858-5440
(808) 835-4026