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New Maui water diversion permit approved

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 31
                                In DLNR’s original recommendation drafted in September, Land Board Chair Dawn Chang was given the ability to adjust the water allotment limit without consulting the rest of the Land Board or giving public notification — a provision that was removed when the board approved a limit amount at the meeting.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 31

    In DLNR’s original recommendation drafted in September, Land Board Chair Dawn Chang was given the ability to adjust the water allotment limit without consulting the rest of the Land Board or giving public notification — a provision that was removed when the board approved a limit amount at the meeting.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Water diverted from East Maui runs down a ditch toward sugar cane fields in Puunene in 2010.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Water diverted from East Maui runs down a ditch toward sugar cane fields in Puunene in 2010.

The approved permit to Alexander & Baldwin and East Maui Irrigation Co. includes 31.25 million gallons per day for agricultural use, 6 million gallons per day for Maui County and 1 million for Kula Agricultural Park. Read more

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