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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Iao Valley State Monument media tour and news conference

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 in Latest Department News


Public facilities at Iao Valley State Monument on Maui were severely damaged during a flash flood event nearly three weeks ago.  The Monument, which falls under the jurisdiction of the DLNR Division of State Parks, has been closed since what is considered a 100-year flood. State Parks managers, consultants and contractors have been working to develop clean-up and restoration plans for Iao Valley.  Concrete walkways, pedestrian bridges, and the parking lot were either damaged or destroyed when the Wailuku River escaped its banks and swept tons of debris downstream.

WHAT: News Conference and Media Tour

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Meet at second locked gate to the entrance of Iao Valley State Monument

(Let the Maui Police Officer at the turnoff know you are attending the news conference)

WHO: Larry Pacheco, Maui Branch Chief, DLNR Division of State Parks



HD video and high resolution photographs of damage and initial clean-up efforts will be

distributed following the news conference and media tour.


Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Communications Office

(808) 587-0407