UPDATE 1/5/14 After this latest rainfall, we examine the runoff in the gulch between Kaonoulu and Kulanihakoi (running water), compared to next one (going south) between Kulanihakoi and Waipuilani (almost dry) We first looked along the N-S Collector Rd corridor, and then makai at SKR. While the State Department of Health issued a “Brown Water Alert” at D. T Fleming Beach area on the West Side, we haerd none in South Maui, in spite of the obvious muddy kai off Kihei.
aUPDATE 11/10/13 As we examine this area after any rain, we continue to see the same results. Is this insanity expecting that sometime the County Administration will take some positive action to mitigate this flooding? How many years has Kaonoulu & SKR at the Maui Lu Resort flooded out?
This weekend (3/9/13) we see the effect an overnight rain shower can have on our gulches, and the resulting effect on near shore ocean waters. The Whale Sanctuary (HIHWNMS) was immediately trying to take samples of this run off to determine its effect.