Bezona column: Heavy rains drain nutrients from soil

  • Hilo’s flooded Bayfront soccer field looked more like a wildlife sanctuary Jan. 10 as intermittent heavy rainfall passed over the Big Island all week. (Photo by Tim Wright / Special to the HSA)

Heavy rainfall in many parts of our island has caused the loss of essential nutrients. After some serious dry spells in 2019, parts of Hawaii Island received over abundant precipitation that not only removed nutrients like nitrogen but actual top soil as well.