11/12/13 – DLNR – Waimanu trail closed, camping permits canceled due to Big Island flash flood watch tonight through Thursday

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 in Alert, Camping Closure, Trail Closure

Waimanu trail closed,  camping permits canceled due to Big Island flash flood watch tonight through Thursday

HILO —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in cooperation with Hawaii  County Civil Defense, is canceling all camping permits for, and closing the Waimanu trail in north Kohala today, until further notice, due to a  flash flood watch for the Big Island for late tonight through Thursday afternoon.  With long sustained rains  stream levels are likely to rise, which is a safety hazard for  hikers crossing streams. Do not attempt to cross a flooded stream.  Remain on  higher ground and wait for the stream to subside.

” We are cancelling all camping permits and the remote Waimanu trail until further notice until the trail can be inspected and deemed safe for public use,” said Roger Imoto, Division of Forestry and Wildlife administrator.

Media contact:

Deborah Ward
Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
Information Specialist

Tel (808) 587-0320
fax (808) 587-0390