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Hawaii is a member of the Southwest States and Pacific Islands Water Quality Coordination Team

Project Name: Demonstration and Training in Critical Area Stabilization Techniques on Agricultural Roads and Unprotected Waterways East and West Kauai
ASO Log No.: YO-269
Start/End Date: September 1999 through June 2003
Federal Funds: $38,327.00
Matching Funds: $37,714.00
Contractor: Theodore Inouye
East Kauai Soil & Water Conservation District
4334 Rice Street, Room 104
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808-245-6513
Fax: 808-246-4639
Kauai’s agricultural lands create soil erosion and sediment pollution due to faulty terraces, water runoff gathering momentum as it travels down ag roads, water diversions that empty into unprotected waterways, and unprotected drainages lacking sediment-screening vegetation.
Objectives/Goals: To reduce soil erosion and sedimentation and to educate agriculturalists in techniques that will reduce and prevent soil erosion by installing erosion and sedimentation improvements demonstrating installation and maintenance measures and transferring technology to agricultural landowners and land users on Kauai and statewide.
Methods Employed: • Install road service, road drainage, and road bank improvements
• Utilize locally available materials, including used tires, locally grown albizzia, and a remnant conveyor belt
• Conduct informational tours, publish newspaper articles and brochures, and develop videos about the project and its findings
Pollutants of Concern: Turbidity, phosphorous, nitrogen
Watershed: Hanapepe and Hule`ia Watersheds, island of Kauai
Size of Project: • ½ acre in Hanapepe Watershed
• ½ acre in Huleia Watershed
Affected Water Bodies: Glass Beach within Hanapepe Bay
Deliverables: • Five 20 minute videos
• Two brochures
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