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KRCA Board of Directors
Homeowners Meeting

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.

My Impressions

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.

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