Level 3 Drought Conditions on Vancouver Island

The hot dry summer has led the province to declare level 3 (Very Dry) drought conditions on Vancouver Island. Much of the Cowichan region has received less than 5mm of rain since mid-June, which is less than 10% of our normal summer rainfall. Temperatures in August...

Koksilah Watershed Water Conservation Request

The provincial government is asking all Koksilah watershed water users to reduce their water use by 30% until current drought conditions come to an end. According to the province, The Koksilah River is currently experiencing severe low flows and forecasts indicate...

Campfires Banned throughout CVRD

The Coastal Fire Centre has announced a Campfire Ban for most of Vancouver Island including the CVRD. All open burning, including campfires, will be banned as of noon on Wednesday, August 17. This fire prohibition is supported and applied within all CVRD electoral...

Stage 2 Water Restrictions to begin June 6

The hot, dry spring has led to Level 3 (Very Dry) Drought Conditions in the Cowichan Region. To reduce water consumption, Stage 2 Water Use Restrictions will begin on Monday June 6, 2016. These restrictions will apply to all CVRD and municipal water systems, as well...

Vancouver Island moves to Drought Level 3

Following the CVRD’s determination that the Cowichan Valley is at Level 3 Drought Conditions, the Provincial government has updated the Drought rating for all of Vancouver Island to Level 3 – Very Dry. Despite some rainfall this past weekend, rainfall...