Wet Weather Forces Closure of Maui’s Iao Valley and Polipoli Parks

March 8, 2012, 12:50 PM HST · Updated March 8, 1:09 PM
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Iao Valley stream, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

‘Iao Valley State Park and Polipoli Spring State Park on Maui are both closed this afternoon due to heavy rains and rising stream water at ‘Iao stream.

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The state Department of Land and Natural Resources implemented the closure saying continued rain is forecast for most of the day.

If the weather subsides by tomorrow, and the ‘Iao Stream is back to normal, the Maui Division of State Parks will reopen the park facilities.

*** A list of additional flood response efforts in Maui County is posted at the following direct LINK.

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