Rainy season affecting water quality on Kaua‘i

Courtesy of Carl Berg

A chart shows levels of enterococcus — a bacterium indicating fecal presence — at 18 sites across Kaua‘i from samples analyzed on Nov. 11, 2023.

Courtesy of Monique Kemper

Kaua‘i Surfrider group volunteers hike down to Moloa‘a Beach to collect marine debris.

LIHU‘E — The Surfrider Foundation has released its Nov. 11 water quality results for the island, with its senior scientist attributing higher than average bacteria levels at many of the tested sites to the beginning of the rainy season.