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Menehune Ditch

MapWaimea, HI 96796
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Only remnants remain of what was once a great watercourse and aqueduct that extended 25 miles up the Waimea River made from smooth lava stone brought from Mokihana. Legend has it the Menehunes, race of little people, built the ditch in one night for the high chief of Waimea to irrigate the taro patches for Waimea residents for payment of shrimp. Archaeologists say the historic site was built before Polynesians came, possibly by the Menehune. Located off Hwy 50 on Menehune Rd. just before the 23mile marker.

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