21 Mar 2016


David Thompson


Cowichan Watershed Board

Cowichan water experts hope for cold weather

Lexi Bainas, Cowichan Valley Citizen, January 21, 2015

A lack of snow pack on the local mountains doesn't necessarily mean that the Valley is faced with another Cowichan River crisis again this year but the possibility is worrying to water watchers.

"It doesn't look good right now," said Rodger Hunter of the Cowichan Watershed Board.

"I'm just the opposite of everyone else. I hope we get some miserable cold weather now."


Precipitation in the Cowichan Watershed in winter has historically been in the form of rain and snow. In higher mountain areas surrounding Cowichan Lake, the snowpack that builds through the winter is a reservoir of water that augments the capacity of the lake, and contributes significantly and critically to the lake in spring and summer.

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