Impacts of Freshwater Impoundment in the West Loch of Pearl Harbor
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Potable use of surface water is an old concept that deserves reconsideration in Hawaii. Surface impoundment complements existing potable sources by preserving the sustainable yield of groundwater aquifers and capturing runoff and leakage that would otherwise be lost. Current environmental regulations at both the State and federal level dictate that alternative water sources be developed to meet future demands. The complexity of Hawaiis water rights code demands that new sources be developed through joint venture between local, State and federal government as well as private business. Local public interest in environmental issues and special interest resistance to large public works projects suggests full public participation in the planning process for these alternative sources. This will promote public acceptance or rejection of the proposal early in the process so that costly delays can be avoided later. The objective of this thesis is to review existing data to determine the viability of capturing surface runoff from Waikele and Honouliuli Streams.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control