Lava recovery update given: Dozens turn out for Puna meeting; boat ramp could reopen next year

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Pat Kelly asks questions Monday about road construction in lower Puna during a Revitalize Puna meeting.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Keith Okamoto, manager and chief engineer with the Department of Water Supply, talks about water pipeline plans Monday for lower Puna during Revitalize Puna meeting. Dozens residents turned out for the event to get updates about the county's lava recovery plans.

Construction on the Pohoiki Boat Ramp could begin by mid-2023, if all goes well.