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

Project Name: West Maui SWCD - Pioneer Mill Company Sediment and Erosion Control
ASO Log No.: 99-024
Start/End Date: July 1998 to December 1998
Federal Funds: $40,000.00
Matching Funds: $36,000.00
Contractor: David Nobriga
West Maui Soil & Water Conservation District
PO Box 1170
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone: (808) 244-7951
Fax: (808) 244-4108
Two of Pioneer Mill Company’s sugarcane fields were in need of proper terrace systems. Due to the fields complex slopes and deterioration of the terrace systems over the years, sediment had been entering the drainage and into the ocean at Hahakea.
Objectives/Goals: To reduce the flow of sediment into the ocean by constructing new terrace systems within two fields that contributes most of the sediment pollution.
Methods Employed: Construction of more than 29,000 feet of terraces across the slope of agricultural fields.
Pollutants of Concern: Sedimentation
Watershed: Wahikuli watershed, island of Maui
Size of Project: 264 acres
Affected Water Bodies: Canoe Beach
Deliverables: None described in report
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