Weir Ready! Are You?
. . .
Since the 1950s, the Cowichan
Lake Weir has stored water to supply a local mill and to keep the
Cowichan River Flowing in the summer, but it can't keep up with the
longer drier summers as our climate changes. The river fell
below acceptable flows in 5 of the last 6 summers and this trend is
. . .
A campaign has begun to
increase the height of the weir to allow for more water storage in the
Lake, making more water available during dry summers to keep the River
flowing. The Cowichan Lake & River Stewards fully support this
initiative. To learn more about the Weir Ready campaign,
please click here.
Are you curious to know how
new weir levels will impact your property? We are now offering a
free service to show you on your property where old and new
weir heights will affect your water line and in addition it will show
you where the high water mark is. You can view a short video of
how it works by
clicking here. If you are interested
please contact us to arrange a visit.
current situation . . .
The CLRSS have prepared and
released a new report. Included is a summary of the issues
surrounding diminished summertime water flows in the river along with
our recommended solution to this problem and tips on how you can
participate in advocating for it.
You will also find summaries
of our current programs and upcoming activities that you may be
interested in participating in.
To view the 2018 State
of the Lake Report, please