May 22, 2013 - 2012-2013 Wet Season Rainfall Summary for Hawaii. National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office summarizes Hawaiian rainfall for the period October 2012 through April 2013. Ulupalakua Ranch has driest wet season on record (since 1925). This summary also includes a dry season (May through September) outlook.
Landscape Irrigation Conservation Best Management Practices BookletThe Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii (LICH) has produced an illustrated booklet of best management practices for conserving water in landscape irrigation design and maintenance.
May 16, 2013 - Summer 2013 National Drought Outlook Summary. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and its partners issue the Summer 2013 National Drought Outlook at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.
January 9, 2013 - USDA Designates Maui and Hawaii Counties as primary disaster areas due to drought. This disaster designation makes all qualified farm operators on the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii eligible for low interest emergency loans (EM) from USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), provided eligibility requirements are met.
December 4, 2012 - The 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) 2012 report is now available. The Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA), Pacific Climate Information System (PacCIS), and Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) have collaborated with over 100 scientists and experts to support the regional contribution to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. See the report for climate change indicators and impacts in the Pacific Region.
County of KauaiCounty of Kauai Department of Water
City & County of HonoluluHawaii Department of Agriculture
County of MauiMaui Department of Water Supply
County of HawaiiHawaii Department of Water Supply
Drought Information Update
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Honokaa-Paauilo Water System: no resctrictions
Water and Energy Saving Tips
Public Service Announcements
Drought (Wildfire Version A), "Use an Ashtray" (Download an audio-only mp3 file)
Drought (Wildfire Version B), "Watch for Sparks" (Download an audio-only mp3 file)
Drought (Conservation Version), "Irrigate Wisely" (Download an audio-only mp3 file)
Source: Hawaii Drought Council; Mahalo to Clifford Inn (video) and John Cummings (voiceover)