Pelekane Bay is more shallow January 2017

Visitors explore sediment filled Pelekane Bay.

stranded dead trees
Dead trees stranded in the shallow at Pelekane Bay

Sediment of rocks and gravel resulting from years of run offs and most significant flash flood of August 17, 2015 have filled in the center of Pelekane Bay. Dead trees washed out from that flood are now stranded far from shore. Since the construction of the Kawaihae Harbor in late 1950,  Pelekane Bay has suffered from sediment build up. Currently, it is possible to walk from shore to the mouth of this small bay. The map below indicates a visual estimate of firm walking and perhaps drive able area. The ground is rocky and gravelly.

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