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December 19, 2019

Maui Water Customers Asked to Continue Water Conservation

Water customers in West, Central and Upcountry Maui are asked to continue voluntary water conservation efforts.  The request comes from the Department of Water Supply and is in effect despite recent rainfall.
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November 07, 2019

Water Conservation Urged in West Maui Amid Ongoing Dry Conditions

West Maui residents and businesses are being urged to conserve water amid ongoing dry, hot conditions and low surface water flows at treatment facilities in Lahaina and Mahinahina.
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July 17, 2019

Fire Safety Tips For the Dry Season

Ninety-nine percent of wildfires in Hawaiʻi are caused by people, both accident and arson
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July 10, 2019

Despite the Rain Drought Still in Effect

Storm system Barbara brought some much needed rain to Maui County, just not enough according to the Department of Water Supply (DWS).
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June 21, 2019

Drought Conditions Tax Upcountry Water Resources

It is likely that Maui will meet the federal definition of a drought disaster "if not this week then the following week," said James Robello, Director of the Maui County Farm Service Agency.
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October 31, 2017

Recent Drought Results in Natural Disaster Area Designation for Maui County

The US Department of Agriculture has designated Maui County as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.
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March 31, 2017

“Stage 1” Water Shortage Declared for Upcountry, Maui

The Department of Water Supply has declared a Stage 1 water shortage in Upcountry Maui, effective April 9, due to reduced surface water flow & a lack of rain.
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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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August 16, 2010

Haleakala National Park takes extra precautions against fire dangers

Dry weather on Maui has Haleakala National Park officials taking extra precautions.  Due to high fire dangers, rangers at Haleakala National Park are discouraging any open fires at the Hosmer Grove Campground until further notice.  Visitors are being educated about the current fire dangers caused by Maui’s prolonged drought and are asked to cook their... Read more »
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February 03, 2010

A&B Net Income is Down Two-Thirds in 2009

Posted by Wendy Osher Earnings at Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE:ALEX) for 2009 were down about two thirds from the previous year.  Net income for the company dropped from $132.4 million in 2008 to just $44.2 million in 2009. Meantime, revenue for the full year 2009 was $1,404.8 million, compared to revenue of $1,879.8 million... Read more »
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August 28, 2009


The county’s Water Resources Committee will consider a bill to permit use of water from the Hamakuapoko wells during times of drought. Under the bill, customers in on the Upcountry water system would be permitted to utilize the resource during dry conditions that warrant a drought declaration. Committee Chair, Mike Victorino, who scheduled the bill... Read more »
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