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Waihee Watershed Project Could Help Climbing Fish

Waihee Watershed Project Could Help Climbing Fish

WAIHEE — At the foot of a cascading waterfall, what was once a mighty torrent becomes little more than a…
UPDATE: Less Water Than Expected Put Back In West Maui Streams Civil Beat

UPDATE: Less Water Than Expected Put Back In West Maui Streams

The Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management on Thursday announced its decision on a six-year-old fight over Maui's largest waterways, returning to the streams around one-third of the amount recommended by one commissioner last year.
Chris Benjamin Interview: The Full Transcript

Chris Benjamin Interview: The Full Transcript

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. is at the center of an important water decision on Maui. Civil Beat covered the…
HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

HC&S Manager: No Plans To Develop Sugar Lands

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. is in the middle of a controversial hearing process over water rights in central Maui.

Discussion: Water Rights

Hawaii is defined in part by who controls fresh water. Part of our ongoing coverage will be the issue of…
What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar? Civil Beat

What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar?

With the Water Commission expected to hand down its decision on Maui's Na Wai Eha case soon, the debate isn't just about jobs or restoring a native way of life. In a deeper sense, it's about the principles by which water will be managed in Hawaii.