Catalyst operates a weir which regulates water flow from Cowichan Lake into the Cowichan River for much of the year. The Cowichan River is the source of the water used at Crofton Division and of drinking water for local residents. Catalyst collaborates closely with regulatory authorities regarding weir operation, and it engages with local stakeholders on water management through its involvement with the Cowichan Watershed Board. Catalyst also contributed to and endorsed a comprehensive water management plan developed through a multi-stakeholder process.
Information relevant to local water levels can be accessed here:
- Cowichan Lake levels and Cowichan River flow Trend
- Cowichan Lake levels and Cowichan River flows (see “Cowichan Lake near Lake Cowichan”, “Cowichan River at Lake Cowichan” and “Cowichan River near Duncan” in alphabetical list)
- View Snow Pillow Map of B.C.
- View weather forecast data for Lake Cowichan
|Authorization: Water License (Expires 2028)||566.19 KB|
|DEP Dam Emergency Plan for Cowichan Lake Weir (February 2 2021)||3.27 MB|
|2021 DFO Authorization 4.5cms (July 27 2021)||1.52 MB|
|2021 FLNRORD Authorization 4.5cms (July 27 2021)||284.88 KB|
|Weekly Lake Update (July 5 2021)||791.16 KB|
|Weekly Lake Update (July 13 2021)||839.98 KB|
|Weekly Lake Update (July 19 2021)||854.99 KB|
|Weekly Lake Update (July 22 2021)||544.06 KB|
|Weekly Lake Update (July 26 2021)||845.18 KB|