Waimea River (Oahu) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWaimea River
Waimea Falls on the Kamananui stream a tributary of the Waimea
|Main source||Waimea Valley|
|River mouth||Waimea Bay|
|Length||1.5 mi (2.4 km)|
|Basin size||13.6 sq mi (35 km2)|
The Waimea River is a river in Honolulu County on the island of Oʻahu in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The river's main channel is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long (complete length is 64.4 miles including all tributaries), and has a watershed spanning 13.6 square miles. It is formed by the confluence of the Kamananui stream and the Kaiwikoʻele stream northeast of Haleiwa and flows northwest through the Waimea Valley to the Pacific Ocean at Waimea Bay. The name Waimea translates to "red water."
The mouth of the river has become famous for its waves that are created when residents dredge the beach, creating a channel that allows the watercourse to drain when it is cut off by the beach.
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