The key recommendation of the 2018 Water Use Plan for Cowichan Lake and Cowichan River is to construct a new weir with an increase of 70 cm of elevation above the existing weir. In July 2021, the final design of the new weir was completed. A condition of the key recommendation is that an assessment be done of the potential impacts to the Cowichan Lake shoreline due to storing water earlier and at a higher level than has been done historically. The Property View Tool helps to visualize the various lake elevation information at a property level. It is a Geographic Information System (GIS) online tool in which we can compare the information gathered to date on top of aerial photography.
Watch the video below to learn how to use the Property View Tool. Click on the image to play the video.
Click the link below to access the Property View Tool.
For a refresher on the terms used in the Property View Tool, see the infographic below.
Or, watch the video below of a section from the July 8 Project Update in which we presented the terms. Click on the image to play the video.
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