A nearly two decades-long battle for water in Maui has come to an end. The state Water Commission decided last week to end the century-old diversions and restore stream flow in East Maui. HPR Reporter Ku’uwehi Hiraishi has more.
Water can be a contentious subject, especially in East Maui, where streams have long been diverted for sugar. Now, a battle to restore these streams is coming to an end. We get more from contributing HPR reporter Colleen Uechi of The Maui News.
Alexander & Baldwin announced today that it will stop diverting water from priority streams in East Maui as soon as possible. The company announced its plans at a news conference with key state lawmakers. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.