Study shows high bacterial presence Kaua‘i waters

Courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation

A state Department of Health sign warns of potential water contamination at Hanalei River.

Courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation

The chart shows that over half of the sites sampled by the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force show elevated levels of bacteria for both single-day and year-to-date results.

LIHU‘E — Environmental organization Surfrider Kaua‘i’s Blue Water Task Force has found continued bacterial contamination of Kaua‘i’s streams and surf sites, as researchers fear possible fecal presence throughout much of the island’s waters.