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Waikalua Loko is located on the Southern shores
of Kane'ohe Bay on the island of O'ahu, State
of Hawaii, USA. It is also situated between
the two waterways known as Kane'ohe Stream and
Kawa Stream. Both of these streams drain approximately
5,000 plus acres of urbanized land extending
from the Ko'olau mountain range to the bay.
has a pond water surface area of approximately
11+ acres and has a fishpond wall (kuapa)
extending from the land about 1,400 linear
feet. Within the wall are three sluice gates
(makaha) which currently are the primary sources
of water to the pond based on tidal movements
in the bay.
The current gates were last modified in 1930
utilizing concrete mortar and iron clad gates
to control the entry and exit of fish. Current
historical information to date indicate that
the pond has been in existence for at least
150 years. Analysis of the pond walls and
sediment floor will help to further determine
a more accurate age of the pond.