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Think Death Valley Is Parched? This Year It's Twice as Wet As Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
In 2003, a flash flood swept two Haleakala National Park visitors over a waterfall to their deaths. The victims’ family sued, and the federal government has agreed to a no-fault settlement with a $5 million payout.
Second Round of National Park Service "Centennial Projects" Produces $27 Million Worth of Improvements
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In the past year, three bicyclists have died in Haleakala National Park while descending from the park's summit. The latest death, that of a 65-year-old Ohio woman, occurred earlier this week when she ran into a bicycle company's van.
Over the past five years the National Park Service has paid more than $4 million as the result of lawsuits following drownings at a popular swimming area in Haleakala National Park. After the most recent payment, of $2 million, the Park Service moved to adopt safety measures at Seven Sacred Pools.