The ocean is a source of joy for locals and visitors alike: for surfers, kiters, snorkelers, fisherman, paddle boarders, whale watchers, and countless others. Our streams and waterfalls are world-famous sources of tranquility and beauty. This special issue is dedicated to wai, H20, the source of life.
Water is a precious commodity in Hawaiʻi, despite our islands being home to some of the wettest places on Earth where rainfall is recorded in the hundreds of inches. Proper management of this resource is complicated.
After more than a century of water diversions that often left them dry, five Molokai streams will have their flow at least partially restored following an April decision by the state Commission on Water Resource Management.