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Brown Water Advisory Issued for West Maui and North Shore

March 12, 2020, 7:36 AM HST
* Updated March 12, 10:22 AM
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Maui Now. Brown Water Advisory.

A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at West Maui and North Shore (Waiheʻe to Hoʻokipa Beach Park) on Maui.

The Department of Health, Clean Water Branch says heavy rain has resulted in stormwater runoff entering into coastal waters.

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.”

Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown the public is advised to stay out.

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