Waimea & ‘Anaeho‘omalu Aquifer System Area Updates

The Commission on Water Resource Management is considering a revision to its recently adopted Water Resource Protection Plan 2019 update, which involves the combining of the Waimea and ‘Anaeho‘omalu Aquifer System Areas, Island of Hawai‘i, based on observed hydrogeologic data.

Island of Hawai‘i Ground Water Hydrologic Unit Map

Ground Water Hydrologic Unit Map, Island of Hawai‘i.

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Hearing Schedule

Oct. 3, 2019

The Commission held a public hearing to receive testimony on the proposed modification to the Hawai‘i Water Plan, as required under Chapter 174C, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes.  The specific modification is to combine the Waimea (80301) and ‘Anaeho‘omalu (80701) Aquifer System Areas (ASA) into the Waimea-‘Anaeho‘omalu System/Sector Area (80302).  This public hearing is a prelude to the actual Commission decision-making on the proposed action, which was tentatively set for Dec 17, 2019, but will be scheduled at a later date.

Jun. 21, 2019 Public Hearing Notice: Hawai‘i Water Plan Update – Water Resources Protection Plan Boundary Modification For Waimea And ‘Anaeho‘omalu Aquifer System Areas, West Maunakea And Northeast Maunaloa Aquifer Sector Areas Island Of Hawai‘i
Jun. 18, 2019

The Commission was briefed at its June Commission meeting.

  • Commission Meeting Agenda
  • Briefing C1: Briefing on Proposed Amendment and Update to the Water Resource Protection Plan of the Hawai‘i Water Plan to Combine the Waimea (80301) and ‘Anaeho‘omalu (80701) Aquifer System Areas (ASA) Into the Waimea-‘Anaeho’omalu System/Sector Area (80302)
  • Commission Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2019

Presentation to I Mana I Ka Wai, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Water Law and Advocacy Training, hosted by Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Ka Huli Ao.

  • Presentation: Waimea ‘Anaeho‘omalu Aquifer System Area Updates