Pacific Islands Water Science Center

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Year Published: 2001

Analytical Versus Numerical Estimates of Water-Level Declines Caused by Pumping, and a Case Study of the Iao Aquifer, Maui, Hawaii

Comparisons were made between model-calculated water levels from a one-dimensional analytical model referred to as RAM (Robust Analytical Model) and those from numerical ground-water flow models using a sharp-interface model code. RAM incorporates the horizontal-flow assumption and the Ghyben-Herzberg relation to represent flow in a one-...

Oki, Delwyn S.; Meyer, William
Analytical Versus Numerical Estimates of Water-Level Declines Caused by Pumping, and a Case Study of the Iao Aquifer, Maui, Hawaii; 2001; WRI; 2000-4244; Oki, Delwyn S.; Meyer, William

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The Response of the Iao Aquifer to Ground-Water Development, Rainfall, and Land-Use Practices Between 1940 and 1998, Island of Maui, Hawaii

Ground water pumped from the Iao aquifer has been used for agricultural purposes since 1948, and domestic purposes since 1955. In 1990, the Hawaii State Commission on Water Resource Management established a value of 20 million gallons per day for the sustainable yield of the aquifer. Water-level data from observation wells throughout the aquifer...

Meyer, William; Presley, Todd K.
The Response of the Iao Aquifer to Ground-Water Development, Rainfall, and Land-Use Practices Between 1940 and 1998, Island of Maui, Hawaii; 2001; WRI; 2000-4223; Meyer, William; Presley, Todd K.

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Sedimentation History of Waimaluhia Reservoir during Highway Construction, Oahu, Hawaii, 1983-98

Nine sedimentation surveys conducted from 1983 to 1998 at Waimaluhia Reservoir determined the rate of sediment accumulation in the reservoir during H-3 Highway construction upstream of the reservoir. Rates of storage-capacity loss ranged from 1.1 acre-feet per year between 1983 and 1988 to 4.9 acre-feet per year between 1988 and 1992. The average...

Wong, Michael F.
Sedimentation History of Waimaluhia Reservoir during Highway Construction, Oahu, Hawaii, 1983-98; 2001; WRI; 2001-4001; Wong, Michael F.

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Statistical Summary of Hydrologic and Water-Quality Data from the Halawa, Haiku, and Kaneohe Drainage Basins Before, During, and After H-3 Highway Construction, Oahu, Hawaii, 1983-99

This report provides statistical summaries of rainfall, streamflow, suspended-sediment, and water-quality data collected in the Halawa, Haiku, and Kaneohe drainage basins before, during, and after construction of the H-3 Highway on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Methods of data collection also are described. Data collected during water years 1983...

Wong, Michael F.; Young, Stacie T.M.
Statistical Summary of Hydrologic and Water-Quality Data from the Halawa, Haiku, and Kaneohe Drainage Basins Before, During, and After H-3 Highway Construction, Oahu, Hawaii, 1983-99; 2001; OFR; 2001-64; Wong, Michael F.; Young, Stacie T. M.

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Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 2001. Volume 1. Hawaii

Water resources data for the 2001 water year for Hawaii consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams and springs; water levels and quality of water wells; and rainfall totals. * Water discharge for 71 gaging stations on streams, springs, and ditches. * Discharge data for 92 crest-stage partial-record stations. * Water-...

Taogoshi, R.I.; Wong, M.F.; Nishimoto, D.C.; Teeters, P.C.
Water Resources Data: Hawaii and Other Pacific Areas, Water Year 2001. Volume 1. Hawaii; 2001; WDR; HI-01-1; Taogoshi, R. I.; Wong, M. F.; Nishimoto, D. C.; Teeters, P. C.

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Bathymetry and selected perspective views of sea floor north and west of Maui, Hawaii

No abstract available. 

Gardner, J.V.; Dartnell, Peter; Mayer, L.A.; Clarke, J.E.
Bathymetry and selected perspective views of sea floor north and west of Maui, Hawaii; 2000; WRI; 2000-4046; Gardner, J. V.; Dartnell, Peter; Mayer, L. A.; Clarke, J. E.

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Site Selection for a Deep Monitor Well, Kualapuu, Molokai, Hawaii

Management of the ground-water resources near Kualapuu on the island of Molokai, Hawaii, is hindered by the uncertainty in the vertical salinity structure in the aquifer. In the State of Hawaii, vertical profiles of ground-water salinity are commonly obtained from deep monitor wells, and these profiles are used to estimate the thicknesses of the...

Oki, Delwyn S.
Site Selection for a Deep Monitor Well, Kualapuu, Molokai, Hawaii; 2000; WRI; 99-4291; Oki, Delwyn S.

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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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Year Published: 1999

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.