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The State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Clean Water Branch offers up-to-date information on bacteria levels and brown-water advisories along with aerial photos from Google maps through an interactive widget, right below on this webpage. In the widget’s top right-hand corner is a menu button with “Home”, “Viewer”, “Advisories”, “Polluted Runoff Projects”, “Watershed Based Plans”, and “Watersheds”. Advisories can be accessed from buttons on the bottom left and right of the widget. Also, the “Zoom To” feature allows you to quickly focus on a selected area of the state.
Some of the system features include:
The Clean Water Branch is required to establish a beach monitoring program for the state’s more than 250 beaches and to provide public notification when bacteria levels exceed a specified threshold level. This includes advisories for temporary or permanent elevations of bacteria, sewage spills, or brown-water advisories following rainy weather that causes runoff to the beaches. Signs are also posted on beaches.
Open the Clean Water Branch system Current Water Quality Advisories in a full view webpage.
For more information, visit the Clean Water Branch website.
The public is reminded that after any storm event, storm water runoff may contain sewage, harmful micro-organisms, and chemicals from commercial and industrial sources. For more information and contact numbers for questions, visit the CWB General Health Advisory webpage.