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 About Ka‘elepulu Pond (Enchanted Lake) and ELRA

Ka‘elepulu Pond, located in Windward O‘ahu, is also known as Enchanted Lake and includes about 95 acres of water, wetlands and small, low islands. It connects to the ocean at Kailua Beach Park via Ka‘elepulu Canal. Access to the lake is restricted to residents who are members of the Enchanted Lake Residents Association (ELRA).

ELRA is a non-profit organization that holds title to and manages a 79.471 acre portion of the lake. The board of the ELRA has taken a pro-active role in the management of the pond, with the ultimate goal of restoring Kaelepulu to support diverse fisheries resources and recreational activities in clean water.
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ELRA News

Board meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of the month, 7pm, at the A & B community meeting room in Kailua. Residents are welcome to attend.

Contact us for date confirmation and meeting location if you are interested in coming. You can read the board meeting minutes or the ELRA e-newsletter.

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please sign up.

Water Quality

You can check if the State Department of Health has posted any warnings about water quality in the Kailua waters by going here: health.hawaii.gov/cwb/ and then click on "Current Water Quality Advisories."

Dredging Project Information

The ELRA board is working to obtain permits and conduct dredging of portions of the lake to improve water circulation, restore aquatic habitat, and re-establish the navigable waterway capacity for public health, safety, and enjoyment.

The project would involve dredging up to 23,900 cubic yards of silt, clay, gravel, and aquatic vegetation from various locations within Ka‘elepulu Pond.

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