IFS: Huelo-Region East Maui Instream Flow Standards

Instream Flow Standards: Hydrologic Units of Ho‘olawa (6035), Waipi‘o (6036), Hoalua (6038), Hanawana (6039), Kailua (6040), Nailiilihaele (6041), Puehu (6042), Oopuola (6043), Ka‘aiea (6044), Punalu‘u (6045), and Kōlea (6046)


The Commission on Water Resource Management is preparing to amend the interim instream flow standards for eleven non-petitioned streams in East Maui. Provided below are Draft Instream Flow Standard Assessment Reports for each of the eleven hydrologic units. These reports, prepared by the Commission staff, will serve as supporting documentation in a future interim instream flow standard recommendation to the Commission. Please take some time to review the reports and provide the Commission staff with any additional information for inclusion.

Non-Petitioned East Maui Surface Water Hydrologic Units

West Kolea Stream above Wailoa Ditch West Kolea Stream above Wailoa Ditch. The Kolea hydrologic unit is the easternmost boundary for these eleven streams under consideration for amendment.
Oopuola Stream at Center Ditch Intake Oopuola Stream at the Center Ditch Intake.
Waterfall on Kailua Stream above Haiku Ditch An inland waterfall located along Kailua Stream, just above the Haiku Ditch intake.
Hoolawa Stream at Haiku Ditch Ho‘olawa Stream at Haiku Ditch.  The Ho‘olawa hydrologic unit forms the western most boundary for these eleven stream under consideration for amendment.

Hearing Schedule

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Information Updates

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Nov. 2022

Instream Flow Standard Assessment Reports:

Sep. 20, 2022

The Commission is briefed on the Proposed Interim Instream Flow Standard for Huelo Streams & Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Reservation, East Maui

Aug. 16, 2022

The Commission is briefed on an Analysis of Non-Instream Water Uses Relying on Water from East Maui Streams

Jul. 19, 2022

The Commission: 1) is briefed on a Summary of Current Instream Uses and Stream Diversions in the Huelo Region of East Maui; and 2) approved an extension request for Action on the Sierra Club’s Petition to Amend Instream Flow Standards for Kōlea, Punalu‘u, Ka‘aiea, ‘O‘opuola, Puehu, Naili‘iliha‘ele, Kailua, Hanawana, Hoalua, Waipi‘o, Mokupapa, and Ho‘olawa Streams, East Maui

Jun. 2022

The Commission releases its report, “Low-Flow Characteristics and Surface Water Availability in East Maui, Hawai‘i”, by Dr. Ayron Strauch

Sep. 28, 2021

Commission receives Petition to Amend Instream Flow Standard, filed by Sierra Club, for Surface Water Hydrologic Units of Ho‘olawa (6035), Waipi‘o (6036), Hoalua (6038), Hanawana (6039), Kailua (6041), Nailiilihaele (6041), Puehu (6042), Oopuola (6043), Kaaiea (6044), Punalu‘u (6045), and Kōlea (6046)

Feb. 2021

Draft Instream Flow Standard Assessment Reports:


 


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