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Regular seasonal operation of the Cowichan Lake weir to begin in early April

Crofton Weir

For Immediate Release:

[Richmond, BC] – In early April, Catalyst Crofton, a Paper Excellence firm, will resume common seasonal operation the Cowichan Lake weir (dam) that regulates water circulation out of Cowichan Lake.

Once working, the weir operation will steadily cut back water circulation from the lake to the river in order to have sufficient further water in the lake to obtain the goal river circulation throughout the dry summer time months.

Catalyst Crofton operates the weir underneath the route of the provincial authorities which units the goal river circulation with steering offered by fish and fish habitat stewards together with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Once the weir is mechanically and electrically confirmed to be prepared for one more management season, the boat lock gates might be lowered, and boater site visitors should navigate from lake and river with help from Boat Lock operator. While the weir boat lock is operated 24 hours per day throughout management season, boat passage via the locks is meant to be a daylight exercise. Adjustments to river circulation are additionally made principally throughout the day shift.

The monitoring and regulation of Cowichan Lake water ranges and circulation releases is a component of the provincial authorities’s ongoing dedication to preserve stream flows for all stakeholders.

Lake degree, river circulation and snowpack information can be found underneath Cowichan Water Management Information at the backside of this webpage: https://paperexcellence.com/mill-location/crofton/

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For additional info, please contact:
David Johnson
Licensed Senior Regional Specialist
Water and Dam Safety, Government of British Columbia
250-739-8239

Brian Houle
Manager, Environment
Catalyst Crofton
250-246-6236

Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified producer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified producer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The firm operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and transport over 2.8 million tonnes yearly with a workforce of greater than 2,800. Paper Excellence is poised to proceed to develop with its technique of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective merchandise.

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