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Lawmakers to Discuss Lahaina Flood Control, West Maui Streams

May 23, 2018, 10:34 AM HST
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This diversion on Kauaula Stream is operated by West Maui Land Co. for the purposes of commercial agriculture and agricultural-zoned lots. PC: Hawaiʻi DLNR//Hawai‘i Commission on Water Resource Management

Lahaina residents are invited to an informational meeting being hosted by Senator Rosalyn Baker (S Dist. 6 – South and West Maui) and Representative Angus McKelvey (H Dist. 10 – West Maui) on June 6, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria.

The meeting is to provide the community with the latest information on important water projects impacting the Lahaina area.

Department of Land and Natural Resources Deputy Director Jeff Pearson will share details and answer questions on the selection and implementation process for the Interim Instream Flow Standard for West Maui Streams which was based on seven years of study by the USGS and CWRM staff, with input from cultural practitioners.

The community will also be updated on the current status of the Lahaina Flood Control project. Sherman White, Program Manager with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program will present the history and funding for the project, as well as the plans for completion. He will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns from residents.

Click HERE or more information on the CWRM decision on Instream uses for West Maui Streams.

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For more information, or to request an ASL interpreter or other auxiliary aid support, please contact the office of Sen. Baker at (808) 586-6070 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting so that arrangements can be made.

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