East Maui Irrigation Co. Returns Some Water to East Maui Streams

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Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. representatives have said it will be depriving its final sugarcane crop of water during the latter half of this year. So what’s happening to all of the tens of millions of gallons of water normally diverted by East Maui Irrigation Co. (EMI) to feed HC&S’s fields? Is it being wasted?

While that is difficult to know without actual measurements, a chart provided to the Commission on Water Resource Management on June 15 by attorney David Schulmeister suggests that for more than a dozen of the streams that feed the EMI system . . .

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