Brown water advisory issued for coastal waters stretching from Kawaihae to South Kona
A brown water advisory was issued for coastal waters from Kawaihae Harbor to Ho‘okena Beach Park in South Kona.
High surf on Wednesday resulted in waters reaching into foliage and other areas above the normal high-water mark, including roadways. As a precaution the Department of Health is advising the public to stay away from water due to possible runoff containing pesticides and other chemicals, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens and debris.
Not all coastal areas may be impacted by runoff, however, if the water is brown you are advised to stay out.
The high surf advisory has been canceled.