Guam – Without the Hagåtña river flow feasibility and hydrology assessment, revitalization of the island’s capital cannot move forward, according to Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.
The Governor provided updates on the Hagåtña Master Plan Tuesday after returning from a five-day trip to the United States.
Matrix, the consulting and design group contracted for the project, recently entered the final phase of the plan. The river feasibility study is required to complete this stage.
So far, the study is about 30 percent done, with a target completion of approximately six to eight months.
The Governor said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already completed a river flow and mitigation plan in the 1970s. The Army Corps will review the plan. They will also work with the administration to determine the upgrades that can be completed.
The reconstruction of two bridges in Hagåtña also raised the need for the plan reassessment to determine if there are any changes to the river flow and flood zone areas in the capital.