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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

KRCA Homeowners
Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Kilauea Neighborhood Center

KRCA Annual Homeowners Meeting:
February 24, 2016
Kilauea Elementary School Cafeteria
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Meeting Starts

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 month.

My Impressions

The KRCA Board of Directors has approved the 2016 annual maintenance fees for homeowners to be $886. Andy Hood will be rehired for additional consulting work and the estimates for remediation/restoration, reduce in size, removal, or sale of the Kalihiwai Reservoir will be determined at a later date, possibly with the help of using computer design modeling. Meanwhile, the lake level continues to stay stable at about 10' for the years ahead with the dam and access road being mowed on a monthly basis. We have reached no preferred solution with the water use easement holders nor obtained the collective guidance from the homeowners called for in the Settlement Agreement dated September 2012.

Until we meet again.

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