Cowichan River

Date: 

21 Oct 2015

Author: 

Neil Goeller & Sylvia Barroso

Publisher: 

Forest, Lands & Natural Resource Operations

Date: 

27 Jul 2015

Author: 

Brian Houle

Publisher: 

Catalyst

Date: 

27 Apr 2015

Author: 

Wilf Luedke

Publisher: 

DFO

Two years of study needed before any move to raise Cowichan Lake weir

Peter Rusland, Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Sept 17 2014

Rodger Hunter of the Cowichan Watershed Board tours the Cowichan Lake weirStoring more spring-runoff behind Cowichan Lake’s weir won’t win this summer’s battle against drought,  or probably next year’s either, officials indicate.

But last week’s Cowichan Valley Regional District decision to finally approve a seven-year-old recommendation that could lead to the raising of the weir may eventually help ensure reliable downstream water supplies for thirsty residents, Crofton mill owners, and fish habitat.

The Cowichan Lake Weir

CowichanLakeWeir-labelledThe weir on Cowichan Lake is used to control the outflow from the lake into the Cowichan River. For much of the time between late fall and late spring each year, it does nothing, and the weir is referred to as "off control" - since the lake level is above the top of the weir.

Date: 

2 Apr 2008

Author: 

Craig Wightman, Marc Gaboury, Dave Murray

Publisher: 

Watershed Management Bulletin

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