(ABOVE VIDEO) Part 1 of 3 videos on National Park Service argument for a water management designation (this one features Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Superintendent Tammy Duchesne). The footage was taken during the Dec. 10 Commission on Water Resource Management hearing in Kona. Video by David Corrigan.
- During Wednesday’s Commission on Water Resource Management hearing on the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park’s petition for a ground water management area designation for the Keauhou Aquifer System Area, Superintendent Tammy Duchesne, hydrologist Paula Cutillo, and consultant Jonathan Scheurer explained the park’s position. The National Park Service points to “uncertainties in sustainable yield, increased future demand that may cause potential harm to near shore biota, and loss of opportunity to practice traditional and customary rights” as the principle reasons for designation.