This report presents the project approach and methodology; data collection, ground-truthing, and base mapping; lakeshore analysis; mapping and impacts assessment, and a summary of the findings of the shoreline assessment. Limitations of the report, proposed adaptive management, and recommendations are also included in the report.
Documents the approach taken to complete the objectives of the project.
Documents the ‘as-is’ or current shoreline conditions as a base starting point for analysis.
Documents the current position of the natural boundary for analysis purposes. Not used to re-define existing legal boundaries.
Models past and future water inflow and outflow conditions. Take into account climate change models for this region.
Uses wind energy and lake conditions to model wave energy changes due to a raised weir.
Takes into account new conditions created by a raised weir to determine likely changes to the natural boundary.
Imposes all future new conditions created by a raised weir onto each of the 867 properties around Cowichan Lake. Creates a set of possible impacts and measures those impacts on a property by property basis.