Comox Lake Watershed Protection Plan
High quality drinking water is produced by a healthy, properly functioning ecosystem. Specifically, it requires those aquatic and riparian processes that capture, store and release water while simultaneously moderating or removing suspended sediments, bacteria, viruses, parasites and excess nutrients.
Protecting our drinking water requires two important steps: treating the water and protecting the source. The area of land that drains into Comox Lake is approximately 461 square kilometres and the majority is K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) traditional territories or privately owned. Balancing interests such as private ownership, active logging, recreation and hydroelectric power generation, while sustaining critical fish and wildlife habitat, provides challenges for watershed management.
Watch this short video to learn more about how the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is protecting our watershed for future generations:
Our Watershed Protection Plan recognizes that high quality drinking water is produced by a healthy ecosystem. Its objective is to guide the management of the Comox Lake Watershed for the long-term protection of drinking water at the highest possible quality.
Watershed Protection Plan Achievements:
- Water quality monitoring
- Education initiatives
- Hydrodynamic modelling
- Emergency preparedness
- Stakeholder collaboration