JULY 2016

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

KRCA Board of Directors
Homeowners Meeting

August 31, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Kilauea Neighborhood Center

KRCA has contracted with Hawaiiana Management Company who has a Kalihiwai Ridge website access code of:

Agendas and meeting minutes will be posted on this new site along with all our documents that can now be reviewed by the public.

My Impressions

Apparently the three options to eventually be considered for the Kalihiwai Reservoir are remediation to a full pool lake - estimated at about 15 feet, reduction in size to 11 feet as requested by the water used easement holders, or removal of the dam.  A new staff gauge may be installed that goes to the height of the dam at 21 feet.  Access to the spillway for inspection and maintenance can now be achieved from using the driveway bordering on lake lots 12 and 13.  A lock and No Trespassing sign on the entrance gate off Kahiliholo Road is being discussed due to security issues for the lake front lot owners due to public trespassing on our properties because of the ongoing low lake level.

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