River flow assessment needed to push Hagåtña plan forward

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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.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.