A modified brown water advisory has been issued for Kauai Sunday afternoon.
The issue is in effect for the coastal waters from Moloaa Bay to Anahola Bay due to a brown-green plume of undetermined source. A possible source is a coral spawning or algae bloom event, but the color of the plume is not what is normally seen during these events.
Samples have been collected and are being sent to the Department of Health for identification. As a precaution, the public is advised to stay out of the water in this area.