Wai (Connection (Moon (GRAVITY, STORMS, seasons, water levels, tides),…
fetch: area wind blowing over
winds farther spread out and organize, winds closer disorganized winds/waves
H: clockwise, L: counter
low pressure system
used for plantation irrigation
It takes 10,000 gallons of water to irrigate one acre of sugarcane. Producing one pound of sugar requires 4,000 gallons of water. That’s enough to supply 80 homes with water for a day.
During the Civil War, Northerners could not get sugar from the South. The price of sugar skyrocketed 800 percent. Hawaiʻi sugar planters saw this as an opportunity. In 1857, there were five sugar plantations in Hawaiʻi. By 1884, there were ninety planters, plantations, and mills. The desire of some large sugar planters to continue increasing their profits contributed to the Bayonet Constitution and the
Currently: polluted, diverted, not constantly flowing
humans natural instinct is to modify the land around to accommodate
tapping into mountain (ground water), stream run-off, rain catchment
desolidify: making clean water from polluted or salt
we utilized more than being replenished
Watershed: n. an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
Hawaiʻi: basalt rock
water will rain/pour through the ground into a water lense that holds water (aquifers)
different kinds of clouds:
lowest clouds: stratus, cumulus, and stratocumulus.
Mid-level clouds: altocumulus and altostratus.
highest clouds in the atmosphere: cirrocumulus, cirrus, & cirrostratus. Cumulonimbus clouds can also grow to be very high.
evaporates liquid (ocean) --> gas (clouds) --> rain --> flows down --> ocean
Rain --> Mountains --> Streams --> Loʻi --> Fishpond --> Kai
n. a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
vi. To retain, place, leave, remain, earn, deposit
interr. pronoun; Who, whom, whose, what
nvs. Water, liquid or liquor of any kind other than sea water (see ex., koni), juice, sap, honey; liquids discharged from the body, as blood, semen; color, dye, pattern; to flow, like water, fluid
artisan well: flows by self with water pressure and gravity
streams, springs, ponds, swamps, rivers, lakes
20-25 years for water to infiltrate to the aquifers
2/3 of our bodies is water
71% of Earths surface is covered with water
1% of drinking
2% is frozen
96.5% is the ocean
3.5% is fresh/drinking water
wai is source of all life