Two weeks ago I read an article in our regional newspaper about the drought on Vancouver Island and I thought “drought, what drought?” It seemed … Read more
This past Sunday and Monday we had the excitement of observing both a rare thunderstorm and the measures taken to fight the resulting wildfires.
This year is shaping up to be a lot wetter than the last five, which is great for gardeners.
Water levels in Cowichan Lake and the Cowichan River are at record lows. What does this mean for our summer?
Water levels are low in the Cowichan River this spring. Snowmelt may help, but will it be enough? This past week, officials notified Cowichan Valley … Read more
It’s been raining for days. The yard has become a marshland, with tufts of grass poking up from pools of standing water. The bedrock outcrop … Read more
I’ve just returned from another soggy dog walk. My rain pants and jacket are dripping on the floor, and the baseball cap I wear to … Read more
My last post outlined some of the water issues we’re having here in the Cowichan Valley. Coincident with the fall equinox, we were in for … Read more