WKEP finds no long-term damage in draft environmental assessment

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Puʻu ʻOpae Reservoir mauka of Kekaha is seen during sugar operations. It is one of three existing reservoirs that would be incorporated into the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s West Kaua‘i Energy Project.

Courtesy of Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative

The intake gate at Kawaikoi Diversion in Kokeʻe State Park is seen. The West Kaua‘i Energy Project would renovate and utilize a series of irrigation ditches throughout the area to produce electricity.

WAIMEA — A draft environmental assessment for the West Kaua‘i Energy Project expects no long-term adverse impacts would result from the proposed construction.