Waimanalo Irrigation System Water Level

CURRENT WATER LEVEL AS OF:   8/26/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)

Previous water levels:

  • 8/25/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)
  • 8/24/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)
  • 8/21/2015: HOLIDAY
  • 8/20/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)
  • 8/19/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)
  • 8/18/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)
  • 8/17/2015: 62.0  feet (59.0  MG)

 

SYSTEM STATUS UPDATE – July 31, 2015

TO:                  All Irrigation System Customers

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

SUBJECT:      Strong El Nino – Winter 2015 and Spring 2016

The National Weather Service is projecting a 90% chance that the current El Nino will continue through the winter and an 80% chance of El Nino continuing through Spring 2016.  El Nino events are often accompanied by significant lower than normal rainfall during the winter months.  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 review your plans for plantings this winter and next spring, keeping in mind that irrigation water service may be affected by the projected effects of the El Nino should conservation measures be implemented.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Glenn Okamoto, Infrastructure Manager at (808) 973-9436 or Randy Teruya, Agricultural Asset Manager at (808) 973-9478.

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Upon notification by the Waimanalo Irrigation System, the following restrictions will be implemented in phases as the reservoir levels approach pre-determined levels.  However, implementation of a specific conservation phase is approximate and may be put into effect based on factors such as a significant increase in system-wide consumption or upcoming weather conditions.

PHASE I –  Cautionary Low – Voluntary Water Conservation – 10%

  • Distribution days will be Sundays to Saturdays – 24 hours a day
  • Voluntary reduction of water consumption by 10% is requested.

PHASE I – MODIFIED – Mandatory Water Conservation – 10%

  • Distribution days will be Mondays to Fridays only, no weekends
  • Distribution hours will be 24 hours a day
  • Mandatory reduction of water consumption by 10%.

PHASE II – (±27 ft.)   Mandatory Water Conservation – 20%

  • Distribution days will be Mondays to Fridays
  • Distribution hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Mandatory reduction of water consumption by 20%

PHASE III – (±20 ft.) Critical Low – Mandatory Water Conservation

  • Distribution days will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Distribution hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please contact us at 973-9473, if you have any questions.