- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2017

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Rain and snow have kept the alpine lake atop Mauna Kea full or nearly full for more than two years.

West Hawaii Today reports (https://bit.ly/2n95DPD ) that the robust lake comes only three years after officials found it shrinking quickly due to a dry spell. In fall 2013, Lake Waiau, normally 1.7 acres, was practically a puddle at 10 yards wide and nine inches deep.

According to information from the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve and observations by the Office of Mauna Kea Management, Lake Waiau is nearly full today, as it has been since fall 2014.

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Information from: West Hawaii Today, https://www.westhawaiitoday.com


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