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Water in Hawaii

Big Wave Waterskiing? Chuck Patterson at Jaws

One waterman tries to ski Peahi — one of the world's most powerful waves.

U.S. First in Shark Attacks. Where Does Hawaii Stand?

Florida leads the way in the U.S. with 13.
Stormwater Released Into Ocean to Avoid Larger Landfill Catastrophe

Stormwater Released Into Ocean to Avoid Larger Landfill Catastrophe

Discharge the best of set of bad choices. Health official says he wouldn't have done anything differently.
Honolulu Tests Water at 11 Sites for Carcinogen

Honolulu Tests Water at 11 Sites for Carcinogen

Health officials tested Oahu's largest water sources, found chromium in quantities that do not pose a health threat.
Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System Civil Beat

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

Now that some water must be left in the streams, irrigation comes under scrutiny.
Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

The new director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources will work with military — sometimes.
State Health Officials: Drink Up, the Water is Fine

State Health Officials: Drink Up, the Water is Fine

Department of Health officials told legislators that Honolulu's tap water does not pose a significant cancer risk.
Testing the Waters Off Magic Island — After the Storm

Testing the Waters Off Magic Island — After the Storm

How dirty were the waters at the mouth of the Ala Wai after last weekend's wild rain storm? Civil Beat put itself on the case.
State Water Official: Chromium Six Test “Irresponsible”

State Water Official: Chromium Six Test “Irresponsible”

A study showing that Honolulu has the second-highest rate of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in its water supply was based on a single water sample.

Study Finds Probable Carcinogen in Honolulu Tap Water

City plans to research hexavalent chromium content in water after nationwide analysis reveals Honolulu has second-highest rate of the carcinogen.
A Night on ‘The Value of Hawaii’ – Energy and Water

A Night on ‘The Value of Hawaii’ – Energy and Water

Our speakers discuss whether or not it's not easy (or economical) being "green" in Hawaii.
Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

On Tuesday, we'll hold the last in our series of public discussions about essays in the new book, "The Value of Hawaii."