Pacific Islands Water Science Center

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Year Published: 1995

Estimated Water Use in 1990, Island of Kauai, Hawaii

The estimated total quantity of freshwater withdrawn on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, in 1990 was 370.84 million gallons per day of which 46.29 million gallons per day (12 percent) was from ground-water sources, and 324.55 million gallons per day (88 percent) was from surface-water sources. An additional estimated 40.94 million gallons per day of...

Shade, Patricia J.
Estimated Water Use in 1990, Island of Kauai, Hawaii; 1995; WRI; 93-4180; Shade, Patricia J.

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Year Published: 1994

Estimation of Magnitude and Frequency of Floods for Streams on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii

This report describes techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods for the island of Oahu. The log-Pearson Type III distribution and methodology recommended by the Interagency Committee on Water Data was used to determine the magnitude and frequency of floods at 79 gaging stations that had 11 to 72 years of record. Multiple...

Wong, Michael F.
Estimation of Magnitude and Frequency of Floods for Streams on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii; 1994; WRI; 94-4052; Wong, Michael F.

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Year Published: 1993

Geohydrology and Possible Transport Routes of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Haiku Valley, Oahu, Hawaii

A combination of geologic mapping, seepage runs, water-budget computation, analysis of stream-gaging records, study of stream sediment, and measurement of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was used to investigate the geohydrology and possible routes of PCB transport from areas of possible contamination in the U.S. Coast Guard's Omega Station in...

Izuka, Scot K.; Hill, Barry R.; Shade, Patricia J.; Tribble, Gordon W.
Geohydrology and Possible Transport Routes of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Haiku Valley, Oahu, Hawaii; 1993; WRI; 92-4168; Izuka, Scot K.; Hill, Barry R.; Shade, Patricia J.; Tribble, Gordon W.

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Year Published: 1993

Ground Water in Kilauea Volcano and Adjacent Areas of Mauna Loa Volcano, Island of Hawaii

About 1,000 million gallons of water per day moves toward or into ground-water bodies of Kilauea Volcano from the lavas of Mauna Loa Volcano. This movement continues only to the northern boundaries of the east and southwest rift zones of Kilauea, where a substantial quantity of ground water is deflected downslope to other ground-water bodies or to...

Takasaki, Kiyoshi J.
Ground Water in Kilauea Volcano and Adjacent Areas of Mauna Loa Volcano, Island of Hawaii; 1993; OFR; 93-82; Takasaki, Kiyoshi J.

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Year Published: 1992

Estimation of Median Streamflows at Perennial Stream Sites in Hawaii

The most accurate estimates of median streamflows at perennial stream sites in Hawaii are those made at streamflow-gaging stations. Two alternative methods for estimating median streamflows at ungaged sites are described in this report. Multiple-regression equations were developed for estimating median streamflows at ungaged, unregulated,...

Fontaine, Richard A.; Wong, Michael F.; Matsuoka, Iwao
Estimation of Median Streamflows at Perennial Stream Sites in Hawaii; 1992; WRI; 92-4099; Fontaine, Richard A.; Wong, Michael F.; Matsuoka, Iwao

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Year Published: 1992

Geology and Stream Infiltration of North Halawa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii

A geohydrologic investigation of North Halawa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii, and its stream was undertaken in response to concern that runoff from the H-3 highway draining into the stream might seep into the ground and seriously contaminate potable water pumped at a nearby skimming well. North Halawa Stream flows over highly weathered alluvium or highly...

Izuka, Scot K.
Geology and Stream Infiltration of North Halawa Valley, Oahu, Hawaii; 1992; WRI; 91-4197; Izuka, Scot K.

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Year Published: 1986

Hydrology of the Leeward Aquifers of Southeast Oahu, Hawaii

The leeward southeast Oahu ground-water area includes the Waialae and Wailupe-Hawaii Kai aquifers. The Waialae aquifer is separated from the ground water of Kaimuki to the west by Palolo valley fill and the Kaau rift zone, and from the Wailupe-Hawaii Kai aquifer to the east by a line of northeast-trending volcanic dikes. The distinct ground-water...

Eyre, Paul R.; Ewart, Charles J.; Shade, Patricia J.
Hydrology of the Leeward Aquifers of Southeast Oahu, Hawaii; 1986; WRI; 85-4270; Eyre, Paul R.; Ewart, Charles J.; Shade, Patricia J.

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Year Published: 1985

Evaluation of Major Dike-Impounded Ground-Water Reservoirs, Island of Oahu

Ground-water reservoirs impounded by volcanic dikes receive a substantial part of the total recharge to ground water on the island of Oahu because they generally underlie the rainiest areas. These reservoirs accumulate the infiltration from rainfall, store it temporarily, and steadily leak it to abutting basal reservoirs or to streams cutting into...

Takasaki, Kiyoshi J.; Mink, John Francis
Evaluation of Major Dike-Impounded Ground-Water Reservoirs, Island of Oahu; 1985; WSP; 2217; Takasaki, Kiyoshi J.; Mink, John Francis