Recent flash flood from rain storm on April 18, 2017, added more sediment to Pelekane Bay and eroded its beach. The bay width is reduced from 1/4 to 1/3.
Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find
January 27, 2017 Division of Aquatic Resources,DAR arrived at Kawaihae Harbor late morning to assess the damages to the coral reef resulting from Hulakai’s double groundings. The Hulakai’s second grounding caused more damages to live corals then its first grounding. Large areas were leveled to rubble as the sailboat dragged on its anchor and ended on the reef … More DAR assessing coral damages from Hulakai’s double groundings
Sailboat Hulukai was aground on the reef a second time this morning. Its chained anchor line was seen trailing into the reef. The boat may have dragged its anchor to ended up just north of the area where it was stranded on Sunday January 22, 2017. Last noted Monday January 23, 2017, it was anchored … More Hulakai Grounded on Reef Second Time
History is about to repeat itself when the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division implement its 2035 Commercial Harbor Master Plan for Kawaihae Harbor in the near future. Kawaihae had a mile long beach that stretched from the north small boat harbor all the way to the Heiau of Pu`ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, … More Kawaihae Will Lose Its Beach Again