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.

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.

Click here to find out more about the Cowichan Watershed Board.

 

What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that is drained by rivers and their tributaries into bodies of water - ponds, lakes, and in the case of the Cowichan Watershed, into the ocean.

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.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the Cowichan Watershed