Puna Parks Improvement Project, Island of Hawai‘i

In January 1983, Kilauea Volcano began erupting on its east rift zone. By May 1990, lava flows had covered an area of approximately 30 square miles in the Puna District of the County of Hawai‘i. The lava flows destroyed nearly 200 residences and other structures, filled in the Kalapana oceanfront area, and moved the shoreline over a half-mile makai. In addition, lava flows buried three Hawai‘i County parks, destroying about 50 acres of County land, including nearly 28 acres of beachfront property with 1.35 miles of shoreline. Click for more

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