Lower Hamakua Irrigation System Water Levels

PAAUILO RESERVOIR

CURRENT WATER LEVEL as of:        08/29/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)

  • 08/28/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 08/27/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 08/26/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 08/25/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 08/22/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)
  • 08/21/2014:  21.0 feet (10.0 MG)

 

HONOKAIA RESERVOIR

CURRENT WATER LEVEL as of:       08/29/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)

  • 08/28/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)
  • 08/27/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)
  • 08/26/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)
  • 08/25/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)
  • 08/22/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)
  • 08/21/2014:  8.00 feet (1 MG)

 

SYSTEM STATUS UPDATE – August 22, 2014

Tropical Storm Iselle caused substantial damage to county infrastructure in Puna and Kau Districts on the Island of Hawaii leaving many residents without electricity and water.  Fortunately, the other islands in the chain were not heavily impacted, except for isolated pockets affected by high winds and heavy rainfall.

The Lower Hamakua/Honokaa-Paauilo Irrigation System did not sustain major damages from Tropical Storm Iselle.  Staff reported measured rainfall of 5.88 inches with winds upwards of 50 mph, which contributed much windblown debris from tree branches and nearby vegetation throughout the Lower Hamakua Ditch (LHD) System.  The ditch has been cleared and normal water flow restored within a couple of days after the event.  Longer term inspections and assessments will be made in Waipio Valley  when weather permits.