Runoff from Culvert Causes Closure of Shoreline Waters off of Kamaole I and II Beach Parks in Kihei

October 1, 2010, 5:31 PM HST · Updated October 4, 5:38 PM
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Heavy debris and rainwater Friday morning flowed from a culvert at Kamaole II Beach Park, forcing the closure of shoreline waters off of Kamaole I and II Beach Parks in South Maui.  The surge in water runoff from the culvert caused shoreline water conditions to be dark, murky and contain unseen debris creating a safety risk to swimmers in the area. The strong runoff of water and

Photo courtesy County of Maui - Kamaole II Beach, Kihei, October 1, 2010.

debris that originated mauka of Kihei also created a deep cut into the beach at Kamaole II, creating unsafe conditions for beach users in that immediate area. The shoreline area remained closed to ocean users for the rest of the day. Ocean safety officers continued to monitor the area over the weekend.

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