Pollutants of concern include turbidity, nutrients and bacteria:
Things you can do to improve the water quality in Hanalei:
Recent events of concern in Hanalei:
If you see something of concern:
Hawaii Department of Health Gary Ueunten 241-3323
Coastal Zone Management Les Milnes 241-4064
Hanalei Watershed Hui Makaala Kaaumoana 826-1985
For more information about water quality in Hanalei, please come to our community talk story with Andy Hood of Sustainable Resources Group Intn’l, Inc. on May 2012
To learn more about the Hanalei reefs, please join us on June 2 at 6:00 pm at Waipa. Drs. Alan Friedlander and Eric Brown will be here to talk story about the Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program in Hanalei.
The Hanalei Makai Watch Program welcomes your interest and participation in community based resource monitoring and enforcement support.
Watershed Management Plan for HanaleiBay Watershed
The Hanalei Bay Region is currently targeted by planning efforts with the goal of improving the health of watersheds, streams and rivers, nearshore waters, and coral reefs. A Watershed Management Plan (WMP) is being developed for the Hanalei Bay Watershed. The WMP summarizes general watershed conditions with an emphasis on identifying the sources, transmission, and fate of land-based non-point source (NPS) pollutants. Using this information, management strategies are recommended for preventing and treating NPS pollutants. The WMP identifies locations for management practice implementation and prioritizes installation based on potential effectiveness and relative cost. Monitoring protocols help determine how well the solutions are working. Stakeholder involvement is essential in developing and implementing the WMP, and details on activities to engage the local community in efforts to reduce NPS pollution are identified. The plan supports activities designed to achieve Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) that have been developed for the area.