Kulanihakoi Gulch at Risk

Kulanihakoi Gulch at Risk because it is being sold off to developers. Kulanihakoi gulch is South Maui’s largest stream and regularly floods. The gulch is home to a huge wetlands and flood plain. This is where the floodwater goes. If we lose any more of this gulch, flooding will increase into the surrounding neighborhoods, and destroy people’s homes and cause massive disruptions and put public safety at risk.  The county needs to protect these streams and gulches so that there is somewhere for the floodwaters to go other than the ocean. The local community has been asking the County for years to buy up these properties and to protect them from development, and until now they have refused.  So far there is no rule that requires real-estate sellers to disclose that their properties are located in flood zones, or disclose their flooding history. There are also no requirement that sellers disclose that their properties are in wetlands and sensitive natural areas.  

Flooding Kulanihakoi Gulch Kihei
Flooding Kulanihakoi Gulch Kihei