IFS: Wailua, Kaua‘i

Instream Flow Standard: Hydrologic Unit of Wailua (2040)


The Commission on Water Resource Management is preparing to amend the interim instream flow standards for certain streams within the surface water hydrologic unit of Wailua, in Southeast Kaua‘i. A Draft Instream Flow Standard Assessment Report (IFSAR) has been prepared to provide best available information from which the Commission staff can develop instream flow standard recommendations. The Draft IFSAR is available below. Comments and supplementary information is being accepted by the Commission.

Diversion on Waialeale Stream (West Branch of the North Fork Wailua River) The diversion on Waialeale Stream (West Branch of the North Fork of the Wailua River) is maintained by the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative for hydroelectric power generation.
Diversion on Waikoko Strea, This diversion on Waikoko Stream is the second diversion maintained by the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative for hydroelectric power generation.

Hearing Schedule

Date
Action
Aug. 21, 2018

Meeting of the Commission on Water Resource Management
Kaua‘i Community College
Fine Art Auditorium
3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway
Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766

  • Agenda
  • Submittal B2
    Exhibit 1: Instream Flow Standard Assessment Report, Island of Kauai, Hydrologic Unit 2040, Wailua, August 2018, Draft PR-2018-06
    Exhibit 2: Compilation of Public Testimony, Hydrologic Unit, Wailua (2040), North Fork Wailua (Wai‘ale‘ale) Stream, Waikoko Stream,  Island of Kaua‘i, August 2018, PR-2018-07 
Jun. 1, 2018 Notice of Public Fact Gathering Meeting:
Instream Flow Standard Assessment Reports for the Hydrologic Unit of Wailua (2040) – Waikoko and North Fork Wailua Streams

Information Updates

Date
Action
Aug. 20, 2018

Limited Meeting of the Commission on Water Resource Management
Various Sites in East Kaua‘i
9:00 a.m.

Aug. 1, 2018

Revised Draft Instream Flow Standard Assessment Reports for Wailua. Original posting on April 17, 2018.

Jun. 21, 2018

Public Fact Gathering Meeting:
Kaua‘i Community College, Performing Arts Center Theater
3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway, Līhu‘e, HI 96766
6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.