Natural Variability in Water Clarity at Kewalo Basin


Natural Variability in Water Clarity at Kewalo Basin

The Friends of Kewalos were awarded one of PacIOOS’ nearshore sensors as part of the Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program to monitor water quality during the Kewalo Basin Pier Repair-Improvement and Boat Slip Addition. The nearshore sensor recorded turbidity, salinity, temperature, and other physical water characteristics for a 20-month period. All data can be access on the PacIOOS website.

A data analysis has shown that elevated turbidity was correlated with increased wave activity and rainfall. PacIOOS participated in the 13th Annual Kewalo Basin Park Clean-Up and Fundraiser this month to share the results with participants.

Results at Kewalo

The results of the nearshore sensor data analysis were shared at the Annual Kewalo Basin Park Clean-Up and Fundraiser.

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PacIOOS is the first regional association that was certified as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Certification provides NOAA and its interagency partners a means to verify that a regional association’s organizational and operational practices, including data management, meet recognized and established standards set by NOAA.