Update: Brown water advisory issued for Waialea Bay to Kapaʻa Beach Park has been canceled
Updated on March 22: The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health has canceled a brown water advisory for Waialea Bay to Kapaʻa Beach on the Big Island.
Original post: The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health has issued a brown water advisory for Waialea Bay to Kapaʻa Beach on the Big Island.
Strong winds and high surf has resulted in coastal waters reaching into foliage and other areas above the normal high-water mark, including roadways.
The public is advised to stay out of coastal waters that appear brown due to possible runoff containing pesticides and other chemicals, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens and debris that might be in the water.
Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff. However, if the water is brown you are advised to stay out. Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.
For more information from the Department of Health, click here.