December 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

November 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

October 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

September 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

August 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

July 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

June 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in
Mow dam and access road

May 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

April 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

March 2017 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

February 2017 - Stick Reading 10ft

January 2017 - Stick Reading 10ft

December 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

November 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

October 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

September 2016 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in
Mow dam and access road

August 2016 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

July 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

June 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

May 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

April 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

March 2016 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in
Mow dam and access road

February 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

January 2016 - Stick Reading 10ft

December 2015 - Stick Reading 10ft
Mow dam and access road

November 2015 - Stick Reading 9ft 9in

October 2015 - Stick Reading 10ft
Mow dam and access road

September 2015 - Stick Reading 10ft
Mow dam and access road

August 2015 - Stick Reading 10ft
Mow dam and access road
Rocks put between two head walls at bottom of dug out outflow ditch

July 2015 - Stick Reading 10ft
Arrange for survey of lake lot 3 to determine conservation district boundaries vs ag land
Clear dam & spillway of all construction debris
Mow dam and access road

June 2015 - Stick Reading 8ft
Turn in all seepage readings from two piezometers and flume to Arcadis for completion of S&S Study
Remove metal plates on top of dam crest at Outlet Works #2
Dig out old culvert and open up ditch at Outlet Works #2
Install a temporary vehicle access to spillway on the upstream side of the outflow ditch at Outlet Works #2
Discuss need for 3 more boring soil samples on the dam as recommended by Arcadis
Shoot new elevations on dam, spillway and stick so all lake levels on the stick are in sync and  understood as they relate to the Settlement Agreement of what a 15' (390' elevation) level means on the ground.

May 2015 - Stick Reading 14ft 6in lowered to 8ft
Installed flume for ongoing seepage reading from tail water at toe of dam
Reinstalled repaired metal outflow gate at Outlet Works #2
Removed sandbags
Continued seepage readings daily in two piezometers and at flume while lake lowers one foot a day to 8' by end of the month

April 2015 - Stick Reading 14ft 6in
Continued seepage readings in two piezometers and at seepage area on north side of dam
Site visit with DLNR April 7, 2015
Special KRCA board meeting with easement holders April 4, 2015

March 2015 - Stick Reading 10ft
Sandbag dam reinstalled for KR to impound water
Refilling Plan started to complete S&S Study by end of May
Two Piezometers being read since 12-19-14
DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife tagging Nene living at KR

February 2015 - Stick Reading 6ft 6in
Installation of a new staff gauge measuring 1/4 foot increments
Vegetation and trees removed from remainder of the spillway to the cliff edge
Vegetation removed from North side of dam to 100' pass the toe
Seepage can now be properly inspected and monitored from behind the dam pass the toe
Upstream drilling pad reconfigured with compacted fill
Bid for Outlet Works #1 refitting of 18" pipe and valve for easier release of water before a major storm event


January 2015 - Stick Reading 8ft

Soil samples taken and analyzed for embankment suitability
Site visit with DLNR January 13, 2015
EAP Test January 6, 2015 10:09 AM
Dam Committee Meeting January 2, 2015

December 2014 - Stick Reading under 7ft
Access Road repaired and resurfaced to 100 ft onto the crest
Piezometer readings begin on a weekly basis for S&S Study
DLNR notified monthly of all ongoing work
EAP - Emergency Action Plan shared with all three owners
End of year meeting with Easement Holders Committee

November 2014 - Stick Reading under 7ft

Seepage & Stability Study started
Spillway cleared of all large trees
Lake to be lowered to below 7ft during the S&S Study borehole drilling requirements
Vegetation removed on the North & West sides of the dam 30ft past the toe
Mowed dam and access road

October 2014 - Stick Reading 12ft 5in

September 2014 - Stick Reading 12ft 5in

August 2014 - Stick Reading 12ft 5in
Bids being received for clearing of North and West side embankments of the dam up to 35 feet from the toe
Water coming in from the Intake ditch for the first time in nearly six months
Mowed dam and access road

July 2014 – Stick Reading 11ft 6in
Blockage of standing water released on North side of the dam
Bids being received for Seepage and Stability Study
Bids being received for repair and resurfacing of the access road

June 2014 – Stick Reading 12ft 4in
Meeting quarterly with the easement holders to plan going forward.
Designate scope of work with easement holders to take down trees on the West side dam embankment and spillway.
Easement holders to dredge near seepage pond to make sure water flows away from the toe of the dam and no longer can collect there.
Finalize plans for installation of a construction grade access road.

May 2014 – Stick Reading 12ft 8in
Bid for installing construction grade access road with proper drainage at entrance.
Installed two new benches on the dam crest for member use.

April 2014 – Stick Reading 12ft 5in
Mowed dam and access road
DLNR inspection recommendations from April 16, 2014
Safety repair of outflow gate and culvert - do not let this deteriorate any further
Repair of all ruts in the dam crest, embankments and access road
Temporary fix to fill the West side embankment where there is erosion
Drain seepage pool on downstream North side below the embankment
S&S Study required for a baseline dam slope stability and ongoing monitoring of seepage
H&H Study pending DLNR final approval
Eventually clear trees off West side embankment and 25 feet off from the toe of the North side of the dam
Develop a timeline for remediation of the wider spillway and West/North side embankments

March 2014 – Stick Reading 12ft
Drainage issue solved for construction grade access road entrance

February 2014 – Stick Reading 12ft
H&H Study
Topography Report
Mowed access road

January 2014 – Stick Reading 11ft 9in
Mowed dam & access road

December 2013 – Stick Reading 12ft
Mowed access road

November 2013 – Stick Reading 11ft 11in
Mowed dam & access road

October 2013 – Stick Reading 11ft 11in
Mowed access road

September 2013 – Stick Reading 10ft 9in
Mowed dam & access road

August 2013 – Stick Reading 10ft 10in

July 2013 – Stick Reading 11ft 11in
Removed sandbags at outlet gate
Mowed dam and access road
Contracted for H&H engineering study

June 2013 – Stick Reading 13ft 6in

May 2013 – Stick Reading 13ft 8in
DLNR inspection of outlet gate, culvert, ditches, and placement of temporary sandbags
Dam and access road mowed

April 2013 – Stick Reading 11ft 6in
Sandbagged the Throwaway/outlet ditch

March 2013 – Stick Reading 15ft 5in

February 2013 – Stick Reading 15ft 8in
Access road mowed

January 2013 – Stick Reading 15ft 6in
Access road mowed
Seepage monitored in one area of dam while lake at 15ft 6in

December 2012 – Stick Reading 12ft 2in
Seepage monitored in one area of dam while lake at 12.2 level
Dam and access road mowed

November 2012 – Stick Reading 12ft 6in
Repair of all potholes on top of dam and access road
Dam and access road mowed

October 2012 – Stick Reading 13ft
Cleared throwaway ditch
Removed all trees from dam edge
Cleaned spillway
Dam and access road mowed

September 2012 – Stick Reading 13ft 4in
Settlement Agreement Signed with EHs
Tunnel cleared
Ditch cave in repaired
Removed trees from outside of dam face
Dam and access road mowed

August 2012 – Stick Reading 13ft 6in
Access road mowed
Dam surface and inside face cleared of all weeds

July 2012 – Stick Reading 13ft 6in

June 2012 – Stick Reading 14ft
Access road mowed

May 2012 – Stick Reading 14ft 10in
DLNR yearly inspection scheduled for May 8, 2012

April 2012Stick Reading 14ft 3in
Access road mowed
Dam surface and inside and outside face cleared of all weeds
Clearing of debris in the spillway
Cutting trees on either side of the spillway
DLNR yearly inspection scheduled for May 8, 2012

March 2012Stick Reading 14ft
Dam inspection recommendations from March 12, 2012
by Denise Manuel, Dam Safety Engineer
Repair access road
Remove two large trees on outside face of the dam
Remove storm debris from high water mark in the spillway
Next annual inspection scheduled for May 2012

February 2012Stick Reading 13ft 5in
Access road mowed

January 2012Stick Reading 14ft
Access road mowed

December 2011Stick Reading 15ft 2in
Access road mowed
Dam surface and inside face cleared of all weeds

November 2011 – Stick Reading 15ft 9in (full lake 11.6.11)
Repair of access road entrance gate
Throwaway valve and gates area cleared for safety drain
Driftwood removed from lakeshore on Westside by lakeside residents

October 2011 – Stick Reading 12ft
Dam far side cleared of all weeds and saplings
Dam surface and inside face cleared of all weeds 
Spillway area mowed
Large trees removed from diversion ditch at tunnel entrance
Large trees removed from on top of tunnel at Kahiliholo
Ditch cleared of all weeds and saplings from tunnel to West side diversion gates
Lakeside residents cleared drainage areas on their property
Driftwood removed from lakeshore on Eastside by lakeside residents

September 2011 – Stick Reading 11ft 3in
Access road mowed
Dam surface and inside face cleared of all weeds and saplings
Four chairs placed on dam for seating 
West diversion gate valves repaired with top frame boards replaced
Both gates raised for better inflow
Inspection of ditch system completed
Lakeside residents cleared drainage areas on their property


Job weed whacking the dam face very well done Edgar!


Certified Wildlife Habitat


Lake drained for Stability Study



Access road


Walking pathway to the lake


End of the path with ocean view


Mountain Vista


Kalihiwai Reservoir Stick at 14'6"


Kalihiwai Reservoir Stick under 7'


Upstream Embankment with 8' freeboard


Downstream Embankment


Seepage at toe of the dam


Full Pool Lake


Bench on the dam


Nene at the dam, Where has all our water gone?


Namahana Sunrise as the lake drains


Namahana Sunrise as the lake fills


Outlet Works #2 without gate


Repaired Outlet Works #2 Gate Installed


Outflow Ditch dug out


Upstream Access Road to Spillway


Spillway running with lake at 14' 6"


Maggie Lea & John Donatoni doing some of the dirty work.