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Cowichan Lake weir resumes operation

The Cowichan Lake weir, which controls water flow in the Cowichan River, began operating again on April 2. - file
The Cowichan Lake weir, which controls water flow in the Cowichan River, began operating again on April 2.
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The Catalyst Paper-operated weir is once again regulating water flow out of Cowichan Lake.

The weir resumed operation on April 2. It will gradually reduce water flow from the lake into the Cowichan River to meet the target flow set by the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Catalyst operates the weir under the direction of the ministry, and announced the Cowichan Lake boat lock has also resumed operation.

This allows boats to travel between the lake and the river.

"The weir and boat lock are operated 24 hours per day during the control season, and the lake and river levels are regularly monitored to maintain target lake levels and river release rates," a Catalyst media release states.

To learn more about lake level, river flow and snowpack data, visit Catalyst's website.

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