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October 17, 2019

Upcoming Wet Season to Eliminate Current Drought in Hawai‘i

The existing drought conditions are expected to be eliminated by the end of the wet season, which runs from October 2019 through April of 2020.
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April 22, 2016

Drought Results in “Primary Natural Disaster Area” Designation for Maui

On April 12, the US Drought Monitor reported that 98.3% of the state was abnormally dry or drier. Maui and Kalawao counties were designated as a natural disaster area on April 20, 2016, making all qualified farm operators in the locations eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency, provided eligibility requirements are met.
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November 07, 2014

Drier Than Normal Wet Season Expected

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Honolulu has released their wet season outlook for 2014 – 2015. The wet season in Hawaii typically runs from October through April.
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May 10, 2013

Extreme Drought Continues on Maui and Big Island

Areas of Maui identified in the report's most extreme D3 classification were the southwest slope of Haleakalā including the Kīhei, Kamaʻole, and ʻUlupalakua areas.
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March 08, 2013

Leeward Maui County Remains Under Extreme Drought

Extreme drought conditions remain in place over leeward areas of Maui County and the Big Island of Hawai'i despite excessive rainfall along the windward slopes, officials said.
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February 02, 2012

Hawai’i Drought Conditions Warrant Natural Disaster Designation

Federal authorities today issued a natural disaster designation for Hawai'i County due to ongoing drought conditions. The designation clears the way for affected ranchers and farmers to apply for federal relief.
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