This is what was left after water ceased in Kahoma Stream.

Piles of bone dry rocks once submerged in fresh waters from Kahoma Valley in Lahaina. 

This is what the stream looked like on Monday, millions of gallons flowing through. 

A flow the stream's caretakers fought for years to restore. Water diversions kept the stream dry for close to a 130 years. 

Efforts community groups, made to bring water back now down the drain. 

"Yesterday was just a realization that and anytime we can lose all of the work that we did here," Kekai Keahi stream caretaker, Ka Malu O Kahalawai, said.

For the past several years, hui worked to restore taro and preserve the stream which eventually brought back native fish including large schools of o'opu.

"A learning process for us. Just the cycle of everything depends on each other," Keahi said. 

Kamehameha schools owns the land that the stream is on and allows West Maui Land Company to manage it.

However, the school says storm debris clogged a ditch up Mauka that supplies water. 

A statement by Kamehameha Schools says it wants water to be flowing through Kahoma Stream and that they are currently investigating the reports about the current condition of the stream to gather all the facts and determine next steps to assure that water continues to flow through the stream.

Caretakers claim dried up conditions could be avoided if Kamehameha fixed a valve that could virtually be controlled by remote. 

Debris was cleared on Wednesday and a steadier flow returned to the stream. However, according to the hui, it will take years for fish to fill the water again.