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Brown water advisory issued for Kauai waters

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    The Clear Water Branch is issuing a Modified Brown Water Advisory for the coastal waters of Kauai from Moloaa Bay to Anahola Bay due to a brownish-green plume of undetermined source.
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The state Department of Health’s Clean Water Branch has issued a brown water advisory for Moloaa Bay to Anahola Bay on Kauai on Sunday due to a brownish-green plume of an unknown source.

A possible source is a coral spawning event or an algae bloom, but officials say the color of the plume is not that of a coral spawn and the color of the water is unusual for an algae bloom.

Samples of the water have been collected and sent over to the DOH lab.

The public is advised to stay out of the water, officials said.

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