The Kaunakakai Flood Control Project is located on the south central coast of Moloka’i. The project was initially constructed in 1950 at a Federal cost of $74,000 under the River and Harbor Act of 1935.
The project provides for an enlarged stream channel flanked by earth levees with rock facing on the stream-side slope. The left bank levee is 3,800 feet long and extends from the bluff adjacent to the stream north of the town of Kaunakakai to the Pacific Ocean. The right bank levee is 1,050 feet long and extends downstream from the opposite bluff past the Kaunakakai Homestead. The local sponsor is the County of Maui, Department of Public Works.