Publications

Published Commission Reports

These reports are published or contracted by Commission staff on a range of topics related to the study and assessment of Hawaii’s water resources.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Publications

The Commission, along with various agencies, regularly partner with and cooperatively fund hydrologic and biological studies conducted by the USGS. The publications below were cooperatively funded by the USGS and the Commission. To view additional USGS reports, visit the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center Publications page. ➽

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Year
Reports
2014
2014
  • Open File Report 2014-1173. Water-Chemistry Data Collected in and near Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Hawaiʻi, 2012–2014. ➽
2014
2012
2010
2006
2005
2004
 2001
  • Open-File Report 01-350. ➽ Drilling, Construction, Water-Level, and Water-Quality Information for the Kualapuu Deep Monitor Well 4-0800-01, Molokai, Hawaii.
1999
1997
1996
1995
1992
1991
1983
  • Open-File Report 81-1056-A. ➽ Summary of Available Data on Surface Water, State of Hawaii – Volume 2: General Information and Station List for the Islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii.
  • Open-File Report 81-1056-B. ➽ Summary of Available Data on Surface Water, State of Hawaii – Volume 3: Station Location Maps for the Islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii.
1981
  • Open-File Report 81-1056. ➽ Summary of Available Data on Surface Water, State of Hawaii – Volume 1: Island of Kauai.

Circulars

These reports  were previously published by Commission staff or the Division of Water and Land Development on a range of topics. Prior circulars may be posted as they become available digitally (depending on demand). For reference purposes, circulars (C) were assigned sequential numbers in the order that they were produced (e.g., C-1, C-2…).

Hawaii Division of Hydrography

These bulletin contain the first comprehensive and detailed studies of the geology and ground water resources of the (then) Territory of Hawaii. The main author of this remarkable series was Harold T. Stearns, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey for more than 20 years. The Bulletins have long been out-of-print, but are still important references for anyone working in the field of Hawaiian geology. Eight of the 13 Bulletins that were produced are provided below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To learn more about these bulletins, please visit the U.S. Geological Survey ➽, from which the Bulletins below are linked. (Text excerpted from U.S. Geological Survey Website).

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Year
Reports
1935
Bulletin 1 [64.5 MB] ➽, Plate 2 [8.79 MB]: Stearns, H.T., and Vaksvik, K.N. (1935). Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 479 p.
1938
Bulletin 4 [15.1 MB] ➽: Stearns, H.T., and Vaksvik, K.N. (1938). Records of the Drilled Wells On The Island of Oahu. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 213 p.
1940
Bulletin 6 [32.3 MB] ➽, Plate 1 [2.56 MB]: Stearns, H.T. (1940). Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 177 p.Stearns, H.T. (1940). Part 1: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Lanai, Hawaii. In H.T. Stearns, Bulletin 6: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii (pp. 1-115). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.Macdonald, G.A. (1940). Petrography [of Lanai]. In H.T. Stearns, Bulletin 6: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii (pp. 61-63). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.Swartz, J.H. (1940). Geophysical Investigations on Lanai. In H.T. Stearns, Bulletin 6: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii (pp. 97-115). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.Stearns, H.T. (1940). Part 2: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Kahoolawe, Hawaii. In H.T. Stearns, Bulletin 6: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii (pp. 117-173). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.Macdonald, G.A. (1940). Petrography of Kahoolawe. In H.T. Stearns, Bulletin 6: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, Hawaii (pp. 149-173). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.
1942
Bulletin 7 [70 MB] ➽, Plate 1 [5.99 MB]: Stearns, H.T., and Macdonald, G.A. (1942). Bulletin 7: General Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Maui, Hawaii. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 344 p.Stearns, H.T. (1942). Part 1: General Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Maui, Hawaii. In H.T. Stearns and G.A. Macdonald, Bulletin 7: General Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Maui, Hawaii (pp. 1-222). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.Macdonald, G.A. (1942). Part 2: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Nahiku Area, East Maui. In H.T. Stearns and G.A. Macdonald, Bulletin 7: General Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Maui, Hawaii (pp. 223-274). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.Macdonald, G.A. (1942). Petrography of Maui. In H.T. Stearns and G.A. Macdonald, Bulletin 7: General Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Maui, Hawaii (pp. 275-334). Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.
1946
Bulletin 9 [92.6 MB] ➽: Stearns, H.T., and Macdonald, G.A. (1946). Bulletin 9: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Hawaii. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 363 p.
1947
Bulletin 11 [21.6 MB] ➽, Plate 1 [5.62 MB]: Stearns, H.T., and Macdonald, G.A. (1947). Bulletin 11: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 113 p.Macdonald, G.A. (1947). Petrography of Molokai. In H.T. Stearns and G.A. Macdonald, Bulletin 11: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. (pp. 89-110) Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.
1947
Bulletin 12 [8.2 MB] ➽: Stearns, H.T. (1947). Bulletin 12: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii. Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography. 53 p.Macdonald, G.A. (1947). Petrography of Niihau. In H.T. Stearns, Bulletin 12: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Niihau, Hawaii. (pp. 39-51) Hawaii (Territory): Division of Hydrography.
1960
Bulletin 13 [22.9 MB] ➽, Plate 1 [9.19 MB]: Macdonald, G.A., Davis, D.A., and Cox, D.C. (1960). Bulletin 13: Geology and Ground-Water Resources of the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii: Division of Hydrography. 212 p.

Reports to the Legislature

These reports are prepared annually for the Legislature by the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Commission on Water Resource Management.

Other Reports

Various entities or agencies publish reports which serve to support and inform the work of the Commission.

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