The water diversion debate

graphic courtesy of the Wailua-Kapaa Neighborhood Association

This diagram shows the registered surface water diversions, hydropower plants, major off-stream water uses and proposed interim instream flow standard locations overlaying land ownership in the Wailua Hydrological Unit.

WAILUA — Kauai Island Utility Cooperative uses a system of century-old diversions in Kauai streams to supply water to two hydroelectric facilities in the Wailua watershed.