Brown Water Advisory: Honokahua, Maui

March 16, 2016, 3:59 PM HST · Updated March 17, 5:59 AM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments
×

The state Department of Health Clean Water Branch on Wednesday issued a Brown Water Advisory for Honokahua Bay in West Maui, due to heavy rains.  The advisory remained in effect on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

    The department issued a notification saying, the “public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.”

    The advisory includes waters at DT Fleming Beach and Makaluapuna Point.

    The advisory also noted: “Not all waters may be affected, however if the water is brown stay out and continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.”

    SPONSORED VIDEO

    The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement earlier today noting that a cold front was expected to move across Maui County and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi today, bringing gusty north to northeast winds.

    Three locations on Maui reported rain totals in excess of 1.5 inches over the 24-hour period ending at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  Those locations include: Hāna Airport (1.59″); West Wailuaiki (1.91″); and Kahakuloa (1.85″).

    Brown water, Honokahua Bay (3.16.16). Photo courtesy: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

    Brown water, Honokahua Bay (3.16.16). Photo courtesy: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

    brown water 13b
    Honokahua Bay brown water advisory, 3/16/16. Image courtesy State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Health.

    Honokahua Bay brown water advisory, 3/16/16. Image courtesy State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Health.

    Brown water, Honokahua Bay (3.16.16). Photo courtesy: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

    Brown water, Honokahua Bay (3.16.16). Photo courtesy: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

    Brown water, Honokahua Bay (3.16.16). Photo courtesy: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

    Brown water, Honokahua Bay (3.16.16). Photo courtesy: Hawaiʻi State Department of Health.

    brown water 13b
    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

    View Full Bio

    ADVERTISEMENT

    Print

    Share this Article

    BREAKING NEWS 
    TEXT ALERTS
    Sign up to receive important news alerts like tsunami warnings,
    floods, traffic accidents, road closures and more.
    Phone # (xxx-xxx-xxxx):
    E-Mail:
     

      View Categories
      Promote Your Maui Business for Free Add Your Listing

      Weekly Newsletter

      ARTICLE COMMENTS ( 0 )
      This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion.

      I Understand, Show Comments