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Monitor Water Quality and the Biota in Hanalei River and Bay

Monitor water quality and the biota in the Hanalei River, Hanalei Bay and the other 3 streams entering the Bay. Measure the bacteria, turbidity, and nutrients in the waters of Hanalei on a regular basis. Conduct regular sampling for o'opu, their larvae and the juveniles.

Project Status: Completed Project

Funding Status: Funded

Priority: Med

Project Lead: 

Hanalei WaterShed Hui


AECOS Incorporated

University of Washington

US Environmental Protection Agency

Waipa Foundation

Plan of Action: 

On a weekly basis measure entrococcus indicator bacteria and turbidity in the waters of Hanalei.

On a monthly basis measure the above plus nutrients and total suspended sediment.

On a weekly basis conduct Long Term Ecological Monitoring Program surveys of O'opu.

Accomplishments : 

EPA Targeted Watershed Initiative supports monitoring

Bacteria data collected regularly since 2001

Turbidity data collected regularly since 2003

LTEMP done regularly since 2000

Data presented at local meetings, annual meeting of Hawaii Conservation Conference and at EPA Watershed Initiative meeting.

Watershed Action Items


Hanalei Watershed Hui is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that strives to care for the Ahupua’a of Hanalei, Waioli, Waipa, and Waikoko guided by Hawaiian and other principles of sustainability and stewardship, integrity and balance, cooperation and aloha, cultural equity and mutual respect.

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Hanalei Watershed Hui
5299C Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, Kauai

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1285
Hanalei, Hawaii 96714

Phone: (808) 826-1985
Fax: (808) 826-1985

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