Pacific Islands Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2000

Hydrology and Water and Sediment Quality at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge near Kahuku, Island of Oahu, Hawaii

The James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge occupies two lowland marsh and pond complexes on the northern coastal plain of Oahu: the mostly natural ponds and wetlands of the Punamano Unit and the constructed ponds of the Kii Unit. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the Refuge primarily to protect and enhance habitat for four endangered...

Hunt, Charles D.; De Carlo, Eric H.
Hydrology and Water and Sediment Quality at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge near Kahuku, Island of Oahu, Hawaii; 2000; WRI; 99-4171; Hunt, Charles D., Jr.; De Carlo, Eric H.

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Occurrence of Organochlorine Pesticides in Stream Bed Sediment and Fish From Selected Streams on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, 1998

Organochlorine pesticides were heavily used from the mid-1940s to the mid-1980s. The persistence of organochlorine pesticides, their tendency to accumulate in soil, sediment, and biota, and their harmful effects on wildlife brought this class of compounds into disfavor and eventually resulted in restriction or cancellation of most of them in the...

Brasher, Anne M. D.; Anthony, Stephen S.
Occurrence of Organochlorine Pesticides in Stream Bed Sediment and Fish From Selected Streams on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, 1998; 2000; FS; 140-00; Brasher, Anne M.; Anthony, Stephen S.

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Ground Water in Hawaii

Ground water is one of Hawaii's most important natural resources. It is used for drinking water, irrigation, and domestic, commercial, and industrial needs. Ground water provides about 99 percent of Hawaii's domestic water and about 50 percent of all freshwater used in the State. Total ground water pumped in Hawaii was about 500 million gallons...

Gingerich, Stephen B.; Oki, Delwyn S.
Ground Water in Hawaii; 2000; FS; 126-00; Gingerich, Stephen B.; Oki, Delwyn S.

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Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 1999. Volume 1. Hawaii

This report includes records on both surface and ground water in the State. Specifically, it contains: (1) Discharge records for 74 stream-gaging stations, 71 miscellaneous streamflow stations, and 88 crest-stage partial-record streamflow stations; (2) water-quality records for 6 streamflow-gaging stations, and 28 partial-record streamflow...

Hill, B.R.; Fontaine, R.A.; Taogoshi, R.I.; Teeters, P.C.
Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 1999. Volume 1. Hawaii; 2000; WDR; HI-99-1; Hill, B. R.; Fontaine, R. A.; Taogoshi, R. I.; Teeters, P. C.

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Estimating transmissivity and storage properties from aquifer tests in the Southern Lihue Basin, Kauai, Hawaii

Three to four different analysis methods were applied to the drawdown or recovery data from five constant-rate aquifer tests of 2 to 7 days in length to estimate transmissivity of rocks in the southern Lihue basin, Kauai, Hawaii. The wells penetrate rocks of the Koloa Volcanics and the underlying Waimea Canyon Basalt. Because the wells are located...

Gingerich, Stephen B.
Estimating transmissivity and storage properties from aquifer tests in the Southern Lihue Basin, Kauai, Hawaii; 1999; WRI; 99-4066; Gingerich, Stephen B.

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Ground-Water Resources in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Island of Hawaii, and Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Ground-Water Withdrawals

Within the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, which was established in 1978, the ground-water flow system is composed of brackish water overlying saltwater. Ground-water levels measured in the Park range from about 1 to 2 feet above mean sea level, and fluctuate daily by about 0.5 to 1.5 feet in response to ocean tides. The brackish water...

Oki, Delwyn S.; Tribble, Gordon W.; Souza, William R.; Bolke, Edward L.
Ground-Water Resources in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Island of Hawaii, and Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Ground-Water Withdrawals; 1999; WRI; 99-4070; Oki, Delwyn S.; Tribble, Gordon W.; Souza, William R.; Bolke, Edward L.

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Geohydrology and Numerical Simulation of the Ground-Water Flow System of Kona, Island of Hawaii

Prior to the early 1990's, ground-water in the Kona area, which is in the western part of the island of Hawaii, was withdrawn from wells located within about 3 mi from the coast where water levels were less than 10 feet above sea level. In 1990, exploratory drilling in the uplands east of the existing coastal wells first revealed the presence of...

Oki, Delwyn S.
Geohydrology and Numerical Simulation of the Ground-Water Flow System of Kona, Island of Hawaii; 1999; WRI; 99-4073; Oki, Delwyn S.

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Storage Capacity and Water Quality of Lake Ngardok, Babeldaob Island, Republic of Palau, 1996-98

A bathymetric survey conducted during March and April, 1996, determined the total storage capacity Lake Ngardok to be between 90 and 168 acre-feet. Elevation-surface area and elevation-capacity curves summarizing the current relations among elevation, surface area, and storage capacity were created from the bathymetric map. Rainfall and lake-...

Yeung, Chiu Wang; Wong, Michael F.
Storage Capacity and Water Quality of Lake Ngardok, Babeldaob Island, Republic of Palau, 1996-98; 1999; WRI; 99-4118; Yeung, Chiu Wang; Wong, Michael F.

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Water Budget of East Maui, Hawaii

Ground-water recharge is estimated from six monthly water budgets calculated using long-term average rainfall and streamflow data, estimated pan-evaporation and fog-drip data, and soil characteristics. The water-budget components are defined seasonally, through the use of monthly data, and spatially by broad climatic and geohydrologic areas,...

Shade, Patricia J.
Water Budget of East Maui, Hawaii; 1999; WRI; 98-4159; Shade, Patricia J.

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The Geohydrologic Setting of Pololu Stream, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Streamflow measurements indicate that Pololu Stream, which is on the northeastern side of Kohala Volcano, is intermittent, although the stream has previously been interpreted as perennial. The main channel of the stream does not gain water from ground-water sources except at a wetland and shallow pond at the terminus of the stream channel. Ground...

Presley, Todd K.
The Geohydrologic Setting of Pololu Stream, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii; 1999; WRI; 99-4009; Presley, Todd K.

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Ground Water and Surface Water in the Haiku Area, East Maui, Hawaii

The Haiku study area lies on the gently sloping eastern flank of the East Maui Volcano (Haleakala) between the drainage basins of Maliko Gulch to the west and Kakipi Gulch to the east. The study area lies on the northwest rift zone of East Maui Volcano, a geologic feature 3 to 5 miles wide marked by surface expressions such as cinder, spatter, and...

Gingerich, Stephen B.
Ground Water and Surface Water in the Haiku Area, East Maui, Hawaii; 1999; WRI; 98-4142; Gingerich, Stephen B.

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Ground-Water Occurrence and Contribution to Streamflow, Northeast Maui, Hawaii

The study area lies on the northern flank of the East Maui Volcano (Haleakala) and covers about 129 square miles between the drainage basins of Maliko Gulch to the west and Makapipi Stream to the east. About 989 million gallons per day of rainfall and 176 million gallons per day of fog drip reaches the study area and about 529 million gallons per...

Gingerich, Stephen B.
Ground-Water Occurrence and Contribution to Streamflow, Northeast Maui, Hawaii; 1999; WRI; 99-4090; Gingerich, Stephen B.