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By: KeleHawaii , 5:05 AM GMT on October 02, 2012

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4. KeleHawaii
3:36 PM GMT on October 08, 2012
Mauna Loa doesn't erupt very often. She has erupted quite few times since the water system of Hilo was built over 100 years ago and there has been no significant problem. Even if she erupts, the flows are seldom more than a few dozen feet wide which does not represent nearly the size of the entire volcano which spans about 40 miles from north to south.

Have you ever been here and driven around, or climbed up to the summit of Mauna Loa? I have done both in my many, many years living in Hawai'i so I'm quite knowledgeable on the subjects. I have been here since I was a year old and I am now 75 years of age. That's why I know so much that so many do not.

No matter what happens in the next 500,000 years or so, the height of her, as well as the Mauna Kea and Kohala Volcanoes are such that the rains carried against the northeasterly trades will still produce enough moisture for the slopes. That will likely continue even long after the human race has become extinct!

I hope that answers your question sufficiently.

Quoting Ylee:
Isn't Mauna Loa was an active volcano? If it erupted, what would happen to your water supply?
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3. Ylee
7:04 AM GMT on October 08, 2012
Isn't Mauna Loa was an active volcano? If it erupted, what would happen to your water supply?
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2. KeleHawaii
6:02 AM GMT on October 08, 2012
Now it is ME who has no rain! None for the past 3 days and likely to remain that way until the end of the week! But I have a volcano full of water as there's enough stored in Mauna Loa to provide this town with water for at least 100 years even if it doesn't rain where I live and I don't think I'll be around to care when/if the water runs out!

Quoting shoreacres:
Hi, Kele! I'm climbing out from under a pile of life-stuff with good news - things have changed here plenty. We had a good front last night, and it's nice and cool - 65 right now, and maybe 55 for a low.

It was a dry front, and we could use some rain, but it's shaping up to be a wonderful work week. Hoorah! Hope all's well in your neighborhood. 84 and scattered clouds looks pretty good to me!
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1. shoreacres
12:53 AM GMT on October 08, 2012
Hi, Kele! I'm climbing out from under a pile of life-stuff with good news - things have changed here plenty. We had a good front last night, and it's nice and cool - 65 right now, and maybe 55 for a low.

It was a dry front, and we could use some rain, but it's shaping up to be a wonderful work week. Hoorah! Hope all's well in your neighborhood. 84 and scattered clouds looks pretty good to me!
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