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Brown Water Advisory - BWA Maui, Lanai, Molokai

Start Date: 2014-07-20

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: A Brown Water Advisory(BWA) is being issued for Maui, Lanai, and Molokai. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Turbid water runoff have been known to attract sharks due to possible dead animals being washed into the ocean. If coastal waters are brown, stay out.

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Oahu
Brown Water Advisory - BWA select areas north Oahu

Start Date: 2014-07-21

Cause: Heavy Rains

Detail: CWB staff on a routine beach sampling run noted Turbid water conditions at Kualoa, Kahana Bay through North shore up to Kaiaka Bay. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. Turbid water runoff have been known to attract sharks due to possible dead animals being washed into the ocean. If coastal waters are brown, stay out.

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Sewage Spill - Combined Wastewater/storm/stream discharge Kaneohe PTF

Start Date: 2014-07-20

Cause: Heavy rains

Detail: CWB has been informed by C&C Environmental Services that due to heavy rains between 3-4 am this morning, Kawa Stream overflowed its banks and flooded the Kaneohe Transfer Pump Station. The facility was under 3-5 feet of co-mingled waste/storm/stream water and was evacuated. Under the circumstances, it is very difficult to determine the amount of waste water involved but as a precaution the public is advised to stay out of that portion of Kaneohe Bay from Makani Kai Marina to Kaneohe Yacht Club. Warning signs are being posted.

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