Peter Rusland, Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, Sep 24, 2014

Early Chinook salmon counts on the Cowichan River have conservationist Rodger Hunter upbeat about this fall's potential total.

"Four hundred and fifty Chinook just cleared the counting fence," he said Wednesday during a light sprinkle.

"That indicates early ones got the (upstream spawning) urge with the recent rain."

Cowichan Watershed Board

Chief "Chip" SeymourThe Cowichan Watershed Board’s mandate is to provide leadership for sustainable water management to protect and enhance environmental quality and the quality of life in the Cowichan watershed and adjoining areas.

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Groundwater is water which is stored underground. It can be confined, which means that a deposit of water is surrounded by nonpermeable rock, typically in aquifers or unconfined, in which case it is surrounded by permeable rock, gravel, soil, and other materials. Around 20% of the world's freshwater is groundwater, and groundwater makes up a significant portion of the potable water consumed worldwide, with up to 50% of some...

Tour of the Cowichan Watershed

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From the high mountain ridges in the west, to Cowichan Lake, down the Cowichan River and its many tributary streams, to salt water in the Cowichan Estuary and Cowichan Bay, the Cowichan Watershed is a vibrant ecosystem, alive and rich in natural miracles. Yet there is almost no place in the watershed that does not show the impacts of human activities.

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