Kawainui levee does its job in protecting Kailua town

July 22, 2014 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

Over the night of July 19, 2014 a large storm sat over the Ko’olau mountains and rained down something like 14″ of rain. Kawainui marsh, mauka of the levee, went up in elevation from 4.2 feet to 6.4 feet overnight. It is now draining back down to pre-storm levels, but may take a while. We thank the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife for maintaining the levee with their limited resources. The residents should be happy that the deluge did not sweep over the levee and flood Coconut Grove like it did on New Year’s Eve 1988. A graphic from the USGS shows the sudden increase in the level of Kawainui Marsh.

The gauge at the levee by Kawainui Marsh clearly shows the heavy rain event.

The gauge at the levee by Kawainui Marsh clearly shows the heavy rain event.

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Entry filed under: environmental, Kailua, Kailua Bay, Kawainui Marsh, wetlands. Tags: , .

Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Sat. July 19, 2014 Community Service project at Ulupo Heiau State Park, Kailua, Oahu, Sat. Aug. 9, 2014

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