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Flow of Cowichan River reduced again as drought continues

The flow of the Cowichan River has been reduced yet again as the drought continues.

The Cowichan Watershed Board says Catalyst Paper has slowed the river flow to just above 4.5 cubic metres per second to store as much water as possible in Lake Cowichan.

Coordinator Rodger Hunter says studies will be carried out to determine the long-term impact of having the flow consistently below a healthy seven cubic metres per second.

Hunter says they will also be looking at the flow at different parts of the river, including fish habitats when water levels are low.

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