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Costumed hero urges Cowichan to become water conservation Avengers

John McKinley, Cowichan News Leader, July 16 2014

A caped crusader has emerged to save Cowichan from the clutches of this summer's drought.

The kickoff to the Cowichan Water Challenge Saturday was interrupted by the arrival of a hero clad in blue tights.

No, Phil Kent wasn't doing his Clark Kent imitation, it was Water Woman with a message for all citizens of Cowichan.

"Since I left the valley many years ago I have travelled the world. I was in Australia when I heard a biologist mention the wonderful work the Cowichan Watershed Board was doing and the grave situation our great river is facing this year. When I heard that, I knew I had to come home," she said, striding purposefully out the doors of Duncan city hall.

Low water in Cowichan River threatening fish, mill and summer fun

Sandra McCullough, Times Colonist, July 15 2014

The Cowichan River is getting so low there’s talk of pumping water over the weir at Cowichan Lake just to keep enough water downstream for spawning salmon, industry and a myriad of water users.

The water flow in the river over the last few weeks has dropped to five cubic metres per second from seven.

Date: 

9 Jul 2014

Publisher: 

BC Lake Stewardship Society

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