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Past Projects

Englishman River Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions
Program 2 Water Resource Inventory and Monitoring

Englishman River Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions

The RDN partnered with Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society to better understand how water moves underground and into the Englishman River. In dry summer months, when the snow has melted from the mountains, groundwater plays a very important role in rivers by helping supply cool, fresh water for fish and people. See a video of the presentation with the findings of the two year study.

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Cassidy SW Water Quality Survey
Program 2 Water Resource Inventory and Monitoring

Cassidy-South Wellington Water Quality Survey

In 2011, the RDN and the MOE worked with local well owners to monitor groundwater quality in the Cassidy and South Wellington area. Volunteers provided access to their wells for water quality testing for over 40 parameters including bacteria and metals, at no cost to them. This localized study provided valuable information on the natural state of the aquifer and how its health may be impacted by human activities. A presentation summarizing the results is now available.

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Yellow Point Aquifer - Development Permit Area
Program 3 Land Use Planning and Development

Yellow Point Aquifer - Development Permit Area

Drinking Water and Watershed Protection provided information to the Area A OCP Review Citizen's Committee and Planning staff, advising them of potential concerns with water supply in the Yellow Point aquifer. This process brought about a Development Permit Area that requires rainwater collection for new developments. For more information on the Area A OCP update and actions to protect the Yellow Point aquifer, visit Area A OCP Update & check out the Area A Groundwater Protection Update newsletter:
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