The West Hawaii community has been in a tug-of-war with the department of Land and Natural Resources about what happens at Keauhou Bay. The trigger was DLNR's plan to add seven new moorings to the Bay. The latest salvo is a lawsuit. From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken explains.
The State Department of Land and Natural Resources wants to increase the number of moorings in Keauhou Bay on the Kona coast from the existing 9 to 16. Bay users have expressed concerns about overcrowding in the narrow bay and about lack of community input on the project. And now, another organization is weighing in with its concerns. From the Big Island, Sherry Bracken has the story.
Some users of the Big Island's Keauhou Bay are not happy right now. The state is planning to increase the number of moorings by nearly 80%. Current Bay users say, that's a problem. But DLNR is moving forward, waiting final approval from the Army Corps of Engineers. HPR's Sherry Bracken has more.