A Brown Water Advisory has been issued for Kawaihae Bay on Hawaii Island.
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
A Brown Water Advisory has been issued at Kawaihae Bay on Hawai‘i.
High winds and rough ocean conditions have resulted in the resuspension of sediments causing turbid conditions in the coastal waters. The public is advised to stay out of turbid waters due to possible contamination by land-based pollutants including pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated debris. Not all coastal areas may be impacted, however, if the water is brown stay out.
Continue to practice good personal hygiene and follow-up with your primary care physician if you have any health concerns.