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Kihei drainage plan KCA discussion topic

Last month, we again saw the effect a heavy rainstorm had in the Kihei area of South Maui.

We get the same result each time because after the toxic mess is carted away and the kai gradually turns from brown to blue, nothing is done to change the outcome.

Our two major rivers, Waipuilani and Kulanihakoi, go dry again, fill with various debris and then flow down under the Pi’ilani Highway in the next heavy rain, and again the recurring mud floods.

What can be done to mitigate? Is there a Kihei Drainage Master Plan? Yes, there is, and at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Dr. Amanda Cording will explain her Ecosolutions environmentally friendly alternative to the current county draft plan for these two major rivers.

This is the Kihei Community Association’s opening membership meeting for 2022 on the third Tuesday, and as always, you can join the meeting and pose questions online at https://facebook.com/kihei.community.association/live.

As an added bonus, environmental scientist and water quality expert Robin Knox will return, as she explains the holistic view of the Southwest Maui Watershed, and how this stormwater aspect fits in.

Please share the link with friends. If you can’t watch in live, the recording will be available the next day at www.gokihei.org. KCA membership is not required but encouraged at https://www.gokihei.org/ members/signup.php, as are donations to the Maui Food Bank.

Mike Moran, president

Kihei Community Association

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