Engineers in a southern Hawaii community have taken to the streets to ask for help in restoring a dam after an earthquake that damaged much of the city.
A report released on Tuesday by the Civil Engineering Society of Hawaii says about 150 people have signed a petition for help.
The petition says the dam in Pahoa Dam was damaged by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake in December 2016.
“Our hope is that people who live here, who work here, and who have been here for a long time, can see this, and help out,” says the petition.
The dam, which sits at the mouth of the Waikiki River, was built in 1953 and has a capacity of 3,500 cubic feet of water per second.
The community is looking for engineers and engineers engineers engineers, to restore the dam.
The earthquake was the fourth on the Pahoo River in the last seven years, and the fourth since 2012.