DAR, KISC remove invasive hyacinth from Upper Kapahi Reservoir

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    “It doesn’t take much,” said Aaron Swink of the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources of the water hyacinth’s ability to spread and take over, Monday when the DAR team removed the invasive plants from the Upper Kapahi Reservoir.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Department of Land and Natural Resources equipment is parked near the spillway of the Upper Kapahi Reservoir Monday to remove invasive water hyacinth plants and prevent the plants from going over the spillway.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mia Melamed and McKenna Allen of the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources pull water hyacinth plants from the shoreline of the Upper Kapahi Reservoir Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mia Melamed and McKenna Allen of the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources pull water hyacinth plants from the shoreline of the Upper Kapahi Reservoir Monday morning.

KAPAHI — State specialists are removing a beautiful but ecologically-harmful flower from the Upper Kapahi Reservoir before it spreads across the East Side.

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