Amy Smart, Times Colonist, July 19 2015
Cowichan Tribes Chief Chip Seymour has watched the once robust Cowichan River reduced to a mere stream.
Drought conditions are stranding salmon fry in warm pools, he said, and hampering mature chinook from completing their spring run up to Cowichan Lake.
“It’s hard to look at the river,” Seymour said.
“Our concerns are always for our fish, our water supply, the wildlife that gets sustained by our river flows. It affects so many things.”