Water from Lake Cowichan is needed to increase flows in the river. It’s becoming an annual story, but there are solutions available. Gregor Craigie spoke with Tom Rutherford, a fisheries biologist and Strategic Priorities Director for the Cowichan Watershed Board. Aired: Sep. 8, 2023 https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-48-on-the-island/clip/16008265-water-lake-cowichan-needed-increase-flows-river.-its (Sorry – link not activating – try to copy […]
Source: CBC News Vancouver Sept 7 2023 Against a backdrop of severe drought, British Columbia is struggling to manage groundwater use. It’s water that is essential to river ecosystems but also to agriculture. Camille Vernet visited the Cowichan Valley, where the situation is creating tension in the communities that depend on the water.
Media Release – BC Gov News. Ministry of Forests. Thursday, August 24, 2023 As extreme drought conditions continue to affect river levels on Vancouver Island, new measures to protect fish have been implemented on the Koksilah and Cowichan rivers. Effective Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, a fish population protection order temporarily restricts water use for industry […]
Opinion Column by MP Alistair McGregor. Published in the Cowichan Lake Gazette, Black Press Media Aug 27, 2023 On August 14th, I was graciously invited to attend the Land Keepers Society’s community information meeting at the Cowichan Hub. This meeting was about the Cowichan Estuary Restoration Project, which aims to restore approximately 70 hectares of […]
Drought level currently at most extreme. By Robert Barron, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Aug 3, 2023 Facing what may be an unprecedented drought this summer as the hot and dry conditions continue in the region, the Cowichan Watershed Board said all stakeholders must come together to deal with the growing crisis. In a news conference […]