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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Two West Maui properties have taken emergency measures to halt the growing shoreline erosion that threatens their buildings. The Sands of Kahana Resort and the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel received special management area emergency permits last month to install protective materials along the shoreline, the Maui News reported Wednesday. County shoreline planner Jim Buika said the erosion is from elevated sea levels and big winter storms. “We’re dealing with lots of things being threatened right now,” he said. Most Read StoriesSeattle not amused by green-pigs stunt by real-estate companyEverett teen arrested after grandmother finds journal detailing school-shooting plot, police sayAmazon laying off corporate employees in rare cutbackDating do's and don'ts -- wisdom from Seattle bartendersMock draft roundup: Who will the Seahawks select at No18? Here's what the experts are sayingUnlimited Digital Access $1 for 4 weeks.Buika said efforts to protect buildings from the erosion have had domino effects over the years. A seawall at the Pohailani Maui Resort pushed waves south toward the Hololani ResortWhen Hololani tried to protect its shoreline with sandbags, the waves started eating away at the neighboring properties, until the Valley Isle Resort, Royal Kahana and Sands of Kahana all started to see erosion. “It’s just been a tough chain of events to break the cycle,” Buika said At Sands of Kahana, the erosion is 17 feet (5 meters) from the buildingWhile at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, the waves have come up to within 20 feet (6 meters) of the building and are starting to undermine the beach walk. Sands of Kahana’s permit allows it to install 3,500 square yards (2,926 square meters) of geotextile filter fabric in front of one of its buildings, as well as 300 ElcoRock sandbags filled with sand-sized materialTensar marine mattresses filled with basalt stone also can be placed at each end of the sandbag structure. The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel was approved to install sand-filled mattresses along its shorelineHotel General Manager Mike White said it has been 25 to 30 years since the hotel has had this level of erosion. “We’re beginning the whole concept of managed retreat at the state level,” Buika said“How do we do it? How do we move back? We have all the sea level rise reports right now, and we’re identifying these vulnerable shoreline areasIt’s serious stuff.” ___ Information from: The Maui News, The Associated Press Next StoryVermont college provides free laptops to next freshmen class Previous StoryCity says construction of transportation center has flaws // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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