Mediation Over West Kaua`i Stream Diversions May Hinge on Response to Information Request

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Last month, the Kekaha Agriculture Association (KAA) and the state Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) informed the state Commission on Water Resource Management that they were willing to participate in mediation regarding a 2013 waste complaint and a petition to amend the interim instream flow standards for the streams that feed Kaua`i’s Waimea River.

In a June 5 letter to the Water Commission, attorney Douglas Codiga, representing KAA, also agreed to allow the commission’s investigator, Steve Spengler of Element Environmental, LLC, to monitor flows within the Kekaha and Koke`e Ditches and evaporation losses from reservoirs on the . . .

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