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Lawmakers to host meeting on Interim Instream Flow Standard and Lahaina Flood Control Project

By Staff | May 31, 2018

LAHAINA – Lahaina residents are invited to an informational meeting being hosted by West and South Maui Sen. Rosalyn Baker and Rep. Angus McKelvey on Wednesday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria to provide the community the latest information on important water projects impacting the Lahaina area.

State Department of Land and Natural Resources Deputy Director Jeff Pearson will share details and answer questions on the selection and implementation process for the Interim Instream Flow Standard for West Maui Streams, which was based on seven years of study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Commission on Water Resource Management staff with input from cultural practitioners.

The community will also be updated on the current status of the Lahaina Flood Control Project. Sherman White, program manager with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program, will be presenting the history and funding for the project, as well as the plans for completion. He will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns from residents.

For more information on the CWRM decision on instream uses for West Maui streams, visit dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/category/news/cwrm/.

For more information, or to request an ASL interpreter or other auxiliary aid support, contact the office of Sen. Baker at (808) 586-6070 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.