MAY 2013

"Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
KRCA Homeowners
Board of Directors Meeting
July 17, 2013
7:00 PM Kilauea Neighborhood Center

Kalihiwai Ridge homeowners can find official minutes to KRCA Board of Directors meetings by setting up their own Account Log In at  They can assist you in getting your 7 digit homeowner number.  After you have that you will then need to set up a User Name and Password.  You can also set up having the Agenda to these meetings sent to you by e-mail the day before the meetings are held every other month.

My Impressions

Hunting dogs on KR property
Dues not paid by 15% of our members
Barking dogs 75% better, but kennel needs a door and sprinklers
Non-compliance issues of a property owner discussed
H&H Study to be contracted soon, reviewed for two months by DLNR
Our spillway widened someday to 100 year flood standards
Throwaway ditch temporarily dammed to have lake retain water
Collapsed culvert replaced or removed, possibly during spillway work
Level of the lake through all this is still unknown

Starting in June there will continue to be a monthly Newsletter of My Impressions.  No longer about the reporting of the KRCA Board of Directors meetings, but rather my inspirations received from being on the lake and observing her wildlife/wetland habitat from shoreline and from my dream boat, Moe Moku.

Maggie Lea

Suggested Readings:
Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation in Hawai`i: 2012
Reference:  Commission on Water Resource Management
Click here to download PDF file

Koamalu Volumes 1&2
by Ethel M Damon, 1931
A story of pioneers on Kauai and of what they built in that island garden

Sugar Water by Carol Wilcox 1996
Hawaiian & English definitions from the book:
wai - water, blood, passion, life
wai wai - wealth
pani wai - dam
water - transparent, odorless, tasteless, liquid, H2O

Wetland habitat non-invasive plant suggestions:
bacopa, makaloa, carex, aka 'akai, neke
kupukupu, laua'e


Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge

Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project 

Sounds Hawaiian

National Wildlife Federation

Kalihiwai Reservoir is a
Certified Wildlife Habitat

Ducks Unlimited

Fishing Notes

Hawaii Audubon Society

Sierra Club Hawaii

Sufi at the helm of Moe Moku