CVRD could look to Feds to help combat valley drought conditions
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is reviewing ways to prevent the Cowichan River and Lake Cowichan from reaching dangerously low levels during the summer and fall.
The CVRD has looked into three options: Raising the weir at Lake Cowichan, dredging the upper river and installing pumps.
Officials say they have until April 15th to submit an application to get federal gas tax funds for a project.
They add they have been meeting with residents, in areas where work could be done, to talk about how the different water supply options could impact their property.