Two years ago, the National Park Service petitioned the state Commission on Water Resource Management to designate the Keauhou aquifer, in West Hawai`i, as a water management area. The Park Service’s intention was to ensure that the subsurface groundwater flows to the anchialine pools and fish ponds in Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park would not be impaired by nearby development.
The petition has been strenuously opposed by many in the community and by the administration of Big Island mayor Billy Kenoi.
Partly in response to that, last March, the Park Service asked the Water Commission to consider designating . . .
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