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Wai Opae tidepools reopening to foot traffic only

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, in cooperation with the Kapoho Vacationland community association, is advising the public that access to the state marine life conservation district at Wai Opae tidepools in Kapoho will be allowed by foot only through the Vacationland subdivision until removal of storm debris from Tropical Storm Iselle can be completed.

NPS stresses safe margins in water use

The National Park Service is stressing the importance of a “margin of safety” for its ecosystems, while acknowledging there is no evidence current water pumping practices pose an immediate threat to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.