Trends & Talkers: City leaders investigate the stop of rapid erosionUPDATED 7:25 PM HST Oct 16, 2013Video Transcript
PAUSE FOR MUSIC Washing away before our very eyes! The disappearing shoreline - and what to do about it - has you talking tonight. At the top of the hour we told you about how the Department of Land and Natural Resources is meeting with City leaders figure out how to stop the rapid erosion at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. Large south shore swells usually bring in sand from the ocean, but we haven't had any - that combined with an unusual flow of waves in the area could be to blame. The erosion comes AFTER the state and area hotels spent over 2 million dollars adding 24 thousand cubic yards of off shore sand. On facebook, Jake Kunukau writes, "How about sand erosion due to mother nature doing what she does! If you dig a hole in the ocean by taking sand back to the shore. Mother nature will find a way to fill that hole back up. She is a very smart woman!" John Reid says, "they're using the Same guys that are filling up the pot holes. Fill it, then a couple days later you got the same darn hole." And Michael Nagle adds, "In a few months the taxpayers will pay 5 million dollars to do the same thing all over again. Just line the beach with dollar bills, it's probably cheaper!!!" It's not just Kuhio - erosion hot spots on Oahu include beaches along the North Shore, Punaluu, Lanikai and Kailua beach. Adding more sand, building sea walls, and other barriers are all options, but officials say there is no easy fix. What do you think should be done? Share your thoughts on facebook.