|After the rains, the muddy ocean at Ho'okipa on Saturday.|
Maui experienced a spate of intense rainfall a
few days ago. Thursday and Friday were particularly bad, with flash flood
warnings for areas including Pukalani, Makawao, Pauwela (Haiku). Pukalani
usually doesn’t get that much rainfall compared to Haiku, so when it’s pouring
in Pukalani, it’s pretty bad. Friends who live near dry stream beds were next
to rushing waters.
There was some damage. Maliko Gulch got flooded. A cottage and shed on Bob Flint’s property at the top of Maliko Gulch (inland a few miles, towards Makawao) got washed away. The
|Muddy closer to shore, blue farther out.|
On Saturday, the ocean water near Ho’okipa and Mama’s Fish House was brown and muddy, from all the flood water coming from Maliko Gulch and elsewhere. Only farther from shore was the water actually blue. One person remarked it was like chocolate water, but it didn’t deter the windsurfers.
|Muddy parking lot at Ho'okipa|