Heavy rain runoff affecting water quality

graphic submitted by Surfrider Blue Water Task Force

This graphic shows January water quality testing results for enterococci bacteria, fecal indicating bacteria in streams and surf spots around Kauai.

LIHUE — There aren’t any fresh brown water advisories on Kauai after the weekend of rain, but Hawaii Department of Health always suggests avoiding swimming in any brown water because of storm runoff and potential contaminants.