The Clean Water Branch of the Dept. of Health (DOH) has issued a Modified Brown Water Advisory for the coastal waters of Kauai from Moloaa Bay to Anahola Bay due to a brownish-green plume of undetermined source.
The possible source of the plume is a coral spawning event or an algae bloom, but the color of the plume is not that of a coral spawn, and also the color is not what is normally seen for an algae bloom.
Samples have been collected and are being sent to a DOH lab for identification.
As a precaution, the public is advised to stay out of the brownish-green plume.