The purpose of the Retention Basin is to collect "non-point-source discharge" (the run-off from the lots & streets in Kuau Bayview) so that any sediment can be filtered out by the vegetation and sand while the water evaporates. The storm drains in Kuau Bayview channel all rainwater to the Retention Basin such that none of it reaches the ocean. This basin requirement for all new developments stems from the 1948 Clean Water Act as amended in 1972.
Most of these photos were taken in 2004. The Association owns real property title to this land which comprises 71,121 sq ft or 1.633 acres - Retention Basin Deed.
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