Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the inspections are expected to take two weeks. They are being carried out according to the Department of Land and Natural Resources safety guidelines, which recommend checking dams two to four weeks after an earthquake.

All state dams have already been inspected this year, following the failure in March of the Kaloko dam on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Related Articles
Dam collapses in Hawaii
Hawaii dam safety report released
Hawaii dams present problems