"Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
KRCA Board of Directors
January 31, 2018 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.
At the end of the year I wanted to review the stand out history of the North shore tsunamis and hurricanes in my lifetime following WWII:
1 Apr 1946 Tsunami
Aug 1950 Hurricane Hiki with 68 MPH winds and 52” of rain in 4 days
9 Mar 1957 Tsunami
Jul 1957 Hurricane Kanoa
Nov 1957 Hurricane Nina with 82 MPH winds and 20” of rain in 14 hours
Aug 1959 Hurricane Dot with 125 MPH winds
Nov 1982 Hurricane Iwa
11 Sep 1992 Hurricane Iniki with 145 MPH winds - Most powerful hurricane to ever hit Hawaii
There are locals today who have lived through all of these disasters. I only lived through Iniki. We were staying out at the Rice House in Haena and it was totally destroyed while we stayed at the Princeville Hotel Ballroom with 1,200 other residents and tourists on the North shore to ride out this Category 4 Hurricane. I came across some old 1957 pictures of the Rice House where there had been a garden party early in 1957.
and then after the 9 Mar 1957 Tsunami all was lost.
Life is like that, a party one day and then suddenly all is lost. Or so it seems. Rebuilding happens. Preservation happens. That is my continued hope for 2018 that we will see progress towards the restoration of the Kalihiwai Reservoir project and someday water returned to a recreational level in my lifetime for all to enjoy.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Until we meet again.
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
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project
National Wildlife Federation
Kalihiwai Reservoir is a
Certified Wildlife Habitat
Hawaii Audubon Society
Sierra Club Hawaii
Sufi at the helm of Moe Moku