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Sediment in Stormwater for the Ala Wai Watershed

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Title:Sediment in Stormwater for the Ala Wai Watershed
Authors:Taniguchi, Aimee
Contributors:Evensen, Carl (advisor)
Idol, Travis (instructor)
Natural Resources and Environmental Management (department)
Masters of Environmental Management (department)
Date Issued:02 Sep 2020
Type:Research study
Abstract:Three streams drain into the Ala Wai Canal, which is adjacent to the Waikiki tourist area on Oahu, HI. It is not known which streams and where along the streams are the sources of pollutants in the Ala Wai Canal. The objective of this study was to determine the relative contributions of total suspended solids (TSS) from each of the three streams: Makiki, Manoa, and Palolo. Storm water samples demonstrated that Manoa was the largest single contributor to TSS in the Ala Wai Canal. There were also several lessons learned from this study. The first is the need for a group of volunteers distributed throughout stream reaches to collect storm water samples, using citizen science models to recruit and organize sampling. Simpler sampling protocols provide more flexibility and reliability for collecting in many areas and by citizen volunteers. Having more sampling in the upper reaches of the streams and the watershed, outside urban areas, is also needed to better identify the source of TSS
Description:Includes a 28 page presentation and a 13 page report entitled Sediment in Stormwater for the Ala Wai Watershed
Pages/Duration:13 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/70300
Appears in Collections: 2020 Capstone Projects


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