The Cowichan area is subject to annual flooding. Some floods may be more impactful depending on speed of onset, other environmental conditions (snow, rapid temperature changes), season, tidal activity and urban development around or on flood plain areas. Floods can damage buildings, cause power outages, disrupt transportation and create landslides. Fast-moving flood waters can also be a hazard for people.
For more details on the flood plains, flood levels and related mapping in the Cowichan area can be found on your jurisdiction’s website or here.