Approx. 10,000 residents may have to evacuate due to Nu‘uanu Dam spillover
Water levels at Nuuanu Dam being monitored due to excessive rain. Dam near capacity.
HONOLULU - Water levels at Nu'uanu Dam being monitored due to excessive rain. Dam near capacity.
12: 57 p.m.
The Board of Water Supply says they are 'nowhere close' to evacuation.
Water levels rose four to five feet overnight Wednesday.
Crews are continuing to pump the dam to reduce water levels.
Water levels lowering. Per Mayor Kirk Caldwell, evacuation is not necessary.
10: 33 a.m.
The Board of Water supply reports that Nu'uanu Dam is about 1.5 feet below the spillway due to Tropical Storm Olivia's rains. Approximately 10,000 residents could be evacuated.
BTW says they have been monitoring the excess water since the beginning of the week to keep water levels below the spillway. Although with the torrential rains that Olivia brought, the water has exceeded capacity.
The Honolulu Fire Department and BWS are currently at the dam with water pumps, working to reduce the level at the reservoir.
Public evacuation notifications and sheltering are being coordinated by BWS, the Mayor's office and the Department of Emergency Management.
More information to come as it becomes available.