City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Regional District partner with TimberWest to study Tsolum River flooding


Tsolum river (300p)

Watershed Hydrology Study

“Experts are trying to discover why the Tsolum River has been running so high in recent years, repeatedly threatening Courtenay with flooding,” wrote Philip Round in an article published in the Comox Valley Echo in March 2011. To read the complete story, click on Experts seeks answers to Tsolum River torrents

The $14,000 cost of a watershed hydrology study is being shared three ways by the City of Courtenay, Comox Valley Regional District and TimberWest Forest Corporation.

Domenico Iannidinardo, TimberWest’s manager of environment and resource integration, met with Courtenay Council in March and explained TimberWest’s management practices.Domenico iannidinardo (120p) - timberwest

“What we’re finding is that preliminarily, the Tsolum is not responding any differently than other watersheds on the east coast in terms of increased floods,” he said. “What we do in terms of how we manage forests is we manage to very low risk of increasing peak flows by spreading our harvest around the watershed.”


 To Learn More:

To read an article by Lindsay Chung that was published in the Comox Valley Record, click on Answers sought for Tsolum River flooding


Posted May 2011