Ka Loko Reservoir is a reservoir created by an earthen dam, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It is located on the north side of the island, at 22°10′39″N 159°22′39″W. Waters flow from Ka Loko Reservoir down to Waiakalua Reservoir, Waiakalua Stream, and down to the Pacific Ocean.
Ka Loko (sometimes spelled Kaloko) is notable because its dam burst on March 14, 2006. The dam burst was preceded by unusually heavy rain. The flood from the dam failure raced downhill through a ravine east of the town of Kilauea, Hawaii, with a wall of water reported to be between 20 and 70 feet high (6 to 20 m high), and 200 feet (60 m) wide. The flood destroyed several homes, killed 7 people, including a toddler and a pregnant woman.
An independent civil investigation of the dam failure attributed several…