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The West Honolulu Watershed Study was a joint study between Board of Water Supply (BWS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to provide a holistic, comprehensive analysis of watershed data, problems and issues and to conceptualize and describe potential watershed restoration projects and actions. The study area consists of the ahupuaa of Moanalua, Kahauiki, Kalihi, Kapalama, Nuuanu and Pauoa. The area encompasses approximately 33.5 square miles.
The Central Oahu Watershed Study was an overview of watershed information pertinent to the area and will be used by the BWS to develop Watershed Management Plans for the Central Oahu and Ewa Development Plan areas, and parts of the Primary Urban Center. Using this overview, resource problems and issues were identified. Potential projects and programs to remediate these issues were then investigated and outlined.
The Ala Wai Watershed Study -- a similar joint-agency management study involving the COE, DLNR, the City Department of Environmental Services (ENV) and the BWS -- of the Ala Wai watershed is currently being conducted with similar objectives.