03-30-22

E mālama ko Oʻahu i ka wai.

ʻO ia aʻela kekahi poʻo nūhou o kēia lā, ka lā 30 o Malaki, he Pōʻakolu. Welina e nā makamaka. ʻO Ke Aolama kēia a penei ka nūhou.

Ua māhuahua aʻela ka hoʻohana ʻia ʻana aʻe o ka wai ma Oʻahu nei i loko nō o ke noi ʻana o ka Papa Hoʻolako Wai e mālama i ka wai. I noi ʻia ko Oʻahu i ka mālama wai ma hope o ke kulu ʻana o ka ʻaila kā ma Kapūkakī, a pani ʻia ai kekahi mau luawai ʻekolu. ʻO kekahi mau hana mālama wai, he ʻelima wale nō minuke e ʻauʻau kililau ai, ʻo ka hoʻomalu i ka holoi kaʻa a me ka hoʻokahe wai i ka pā mauʻu. ʻO ka nui o ka wai i hoʻohana ʻia ma Oʻahu nei mai kinohi o kēia makahiki nei, he 120 miliona kālani o ka lā. A ʻaneʻane nō e hiki aku i ka 140 miliona kālani. ʻO kahi pilikia, e hiki koke mai ana ke kau wela, a ʻo ka mea maʻa mau, hoʻonui ʻia nō ka wai e hoʻohana ʻia ma nā mahina maloʻo. A inā pēlā, e kauoha ana nō ka Papa Hoʻolako Wai i nā hana hoʻomalu wai a me ka hoʻohāiki ʻana i ke kūkulu ma nā kaona o Oʻahu nei.

Ua kūkulu ʻia he pāpū Lūkia ma Waimea i Kauaʻi he 200 makahiki aku nei, a kapa ʻia aku ua wahi nei, ʻo ka Pāka Pāpū Lūkia ʻo ʻElikapeka. Akā, he ʻōlelo hoʻoholo ma ka ʻAha ʻŌlelo Kūloko i kēia manawa, e kapa hou ʻia ua wahi nei ma kona inoa kahiko, ʻo ia hoʻi, ʻo Pāʻulaʻula.

Eia mai kā kākou ʻōlelo noʻeau,

Hāʻawi ka ʻākau, lū ka hema.

He ʻōlelo kēia no ke kanaka ʻuhaʻuha wale i ke kālā.

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