Most Cowichan Valley residents weren’t impacted by that recent storm system that wreaked havoc on some parts of Vancouver Island, thanks to a project spearheaded by the CVRD and local governments.

Flooding wasn’t a major issue in the valley this time around due to a series of infrastructure upgrades. Norm Olive is with the CVRD

Olive says the last stage of the project will be completed in 2015.
Flood control was a huge issue in 2008 when parts of the Trans-Canada Highway and rail line became submerged under water and in 2009 when Duncan was in a state of emergency as a result of flooding.