Hule‘ia River, Lihue, Hawaii
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National Register of Historic Places
The Menehune Fishpond, also called Alekoko or Niamalu Pond, lies at a large bend in the Hule‘ia River, from which it is separated by a wall 900 yards long. It is the best example of an inland fishpond in the entire state, and is said to have been built by Menehune, suggesting that it was built during the earliest period of Hawaiian settlement.
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