The state Health Department this morning issued a brown-water advisory for Kahanamoku Beach, right outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, due to rain resulting in stormwater runoff entering coastal waters.
Brown-water advisories issued last week for Kuliouou Beach Park, Waialae-Kahala Beach, Niu Beach, Yokohama Bay, as well as the North Shore from Kaena Point to Kaena Point, and the East Shore, from Kahuku to Waimanalo on Oahu; Nawiliwili Bay and Lydgate Park on Kauai; and the island of Maui also remained in effect as of this morning.
“The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris,” said the advisory.
While not all coastal areas may be affected by runoff, the public is advised to stay out if the water is brown, to practice good personal hygiene and follow up with a primary care physician with any health concerns.
Updates are available at this link.