WATCH: Waterfall starts flowing again in Waimea Valley after running dry

Waimea Valley waterfall flowing again
Waimea Valley waterfall flowing again(Courtesy: Tito Bruno)
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 6:55 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 11:31 AM HST
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WAIMEA VALLEY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Amid severe drought conditions across the state, waterfalls have been running dry more often but a glimpse of relief was found on Oahu’s North Shore on Monday.

Tito Bruno was in the right place at the right time when water started flowing again Monday in Waimea Valley — and he caught it all on camera.

Within a matter of seconds, water could be seen racing over the cliff and pouring downward toward the body of water below.

A spokesperson for Waimea Valley told Hawaii News Now the raging waterfall even flooded the front of the valley.

This comes after a cold front passed through the state on Monday, bringing more showers to some areas.

We’re told the picturesque waterfall was slowly running dry since early October due to the lack of rainfall and existing drought conditions.

Last month, NOAA released its wet season outlook which spans from October to April in which forecasters expect less rainfall than average.

Thankfully, Monday’s rainfall was enough to bring the ahupua’a back to life.

While lifeguards determined the waterfall to be unfit for swimming at this time, the public is invited to enjoy the spectacular view and explore the beauty of Waimea Valley.

Lifeguards usually make the swim call for the day at 9 a.m.