Recent rain brings Cowichan River back from the brink of running dry
All the rain this week is good news for people worried about the Cowichan River, and Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill, which depends on a healthy water flow.
But, there’s still cause to be concerned.
Parker Jefferson is co-chair of the Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable. He says Cowichan Lake and the river are still well below normal September levels, so flows will be controlled and held to a minimum.
Jefferson says with the rain, they’ve been able to extend the date things could run dry from the last week in September to October 18th.