Drought Information for Agriculture

Provincial Drought Levels are based on large regions and may not reflect current conditions in a particular part of the CVRD region.
Agricultural Producers need to monitor their own water conditions and reduce consumption or bring in water supplies accordingly to ensure water supply throughout the growing season.

Please check out the current water levels in your area within the CVRD New Normal website.

Current Vancouver Island Region Drought Level


BC Drought Levels & Expected Actions

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How will you learn about current drought conditions in the Cowichan Region?
  • Living Water Smart provides up-to-date information on drought conditions and restrictions
  • Access tools and recommendations for livestock management and irrigation management
  • Check out CVRD New Normal for local information on flood and drought status, including a section on agriculture
  • Locate the new Drought Signs that will be posted shortly around the region (locations list will be provided soon)
  • Sign Up to receive Postcards indicating changes in local drought levels
  • Sign up for the Emergency Alert System and receive phone/email/text notification when the region hits emergency levels.
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Funding for this project has been provided by CVRD and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the BC Ministry of Agriculture through the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
The program is delivered by the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative.