Posted 3/29/2023

Posted 3/23/2023


KIUC is proposing a large West Kauai pump storage hydro project and separate new hydro power plant which they told the State will result in as much as 400 million gallons of our Kauai water being removed annually from our streams and ditches. Basically, Wai`ale`ale, Alakai swamp and the Kokee ditch system will be tapped big time leaving Waimea River, Hanapepe and other streams seriously compromised. The serious risk and threat to our natural stream flow imposed by the West Kauai proposal prompted the recent filing of a lawsuit by Earthjustice.

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Humpback whales are often seen breaching off the shores of Maha’ulepu during the winter months.


Friends of Maha’ulepu is comprised of a group of concerned citizens (local and beyond) who are contributing their time and talents to protect the natural beauty of this pristine coastal valley.

Maha’ulepu Beach is located on the South Shore of the Island of Kaua’i in the Hawaiian Islands, approximately 3 1/2 miles northeast of the town of Poi’pu.  Poi’pu is one of the major visitor destinations on the island due to it’s beautiful beaches, swimming, snorkeling and surfing, sea turtles, whales, monk seals, trade winds, palm trees, and spectacular sunsets. Learn more about Friends of Maha’ulepu and the work we are doing!


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