Lower Hamakua Irrigation System Water Levels

PAAUILO RESERVOIR

CURRENT WATER LEVEL as of:      7/22/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)

  • 7/21/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/20/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/19/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/18/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/15/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/14/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/13/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 7/12/2016:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)

HONOKAIA RESERVOIR

CURRENT WATER LEVEL as of:    7/22/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)

  • 7/21/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/20/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/19/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/18/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/15/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/14/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/13/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)
  • 7/12/2016: 8.0 feet (1.0 MG)

SYSTEM STATUS UPDATE – July 1, 2106

TO:         All Irrigation System Customers

FROM:   Brian Kau, P.E,
Administrator and Chief Engineer
Agricultural Resource Management Division

SUBJECT: Summer and Fall 2016 Forecast

The National Weather Service is predicting a continuing trend for development of La Nina conditions around the state.  Traditionally La Nina conditions were favorable for a wetter than normal wet season (October – April).  However, recent La Nina events have not necessarily followed that pattern.  Recent La Nina events (since roughly the 1990s) have been trending toward drier wet seasons with fewer cold fronts and Kona lows. Therefore, the forecast for the 2016 summer and fall has a high degree of uncertainty at this time.  Leeward sides of the islands may experience drier than normal conditions while windward sides may experience slightly wetter conditions.

Although reservoir levels are currently high, a prolonged dry spell can quickly bring the levels down.  Therefore, the Department of Agriculture strongly suggests that all irrigation system customers consider this information when planting for this summer and fall, keeping in mind that irrigation water service may be affected should conservation measures be necessary.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call 973-9473.