Drought conditions intensify on Big Island; water haulers are backlogged with orders


Khalil Daigle fills water containers Thursday at the Waipuna water filling station in Kurtistown. Daigle runs Divine Hawaiian Coffee farm and has a full house, so his catchment tank is lower than ever before. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Severe drought now covers more than half the state and more than 85% of the Big Island and Maui.