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Russell Farms Market was heavily damaged by flood water after last year’s major rainstorm and flooding event. (File photo)

Flood mapping pursued in wake of last year’s Chemainus River situation

River saw historic flooding in rain event last year

 

Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)

Rising waters: remembering the Chemainus River flood, one year later

Water engulfs communities in the early morning hours of Feb. 1

 

Severe flooding was captured in this drone photo by Shawn Wagar. (File photo by Shawn Wagar)

Chemainus River flooding caused havoc a year ago

Water engulfs communities in the early morning hours of Feb. 1

 

The marsh at the west end of the pickle ball courts on E. Cowichan Ave had overflown its banks during heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, (Kathryn Swan photo)

Heavy rain brings flooding to Lake Cowichan

Town hands out sandbags to concerned citizens

The marsh at the west end of the pickle ball courts on E. Cowichan Ave had overflown its banks during heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, (Kathryn Swan photo)
The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)

Evacuation alert issued for parts of Cowichan Bay

Residents should wait for an order before evacuating

The CVRD has issued an evacuation alert for Tzouhalem Road (south), Samuel Road, Westcan Terminal Road and Lochmanetz Road. (Screenshot)
An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Evacuation order lifted for Cowichan Tribes areas

Evacuation alert remains in effect along with boil-water advisory

An evacuation order has been rescinded for the Sahilton and Wil’seem road areas. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue help residents evacuate from their homes in Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)

UPDATE: 14 residents temporarily displaced by flooding in Parksville

Hotel accommodations provided; Martindale road re-opened

Members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue help residents evacuate from their homes in Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Flooding on Macmillan Road in Cedar didn’t deter some drivers on Sunday. (ChrisBush/NewsBulletin)

UPDATE: Flood watch lifted in Nanaimo and Parksville

Rivers Forecast Centre upgrades high streamflow advisory

Flooding on Macmillan Road in Cedar didn’t deter some drivers on Sunday. (ChrisBush/NewsBulletin)
The marsh at the west end of the pickle ball courts on E. Cowichan Ave had overflown its banks during heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, (Kathryn Swan photo)

Heavy rain brings flooding to Lake Cowichan

Town hands out sandbags to concerned citizens

The marsh at the west end of the pickle ball courts on E. Cowichan Ave had overflown its banks during heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, (Kathryn Swan photo)
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)

CVRD monitor flooding in Cowichan region, advises those in low-lying areas to be prepared

Residents will be given as much notice as possible if evacuation is required

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is monitoring flooding in the region. (File photo)
The aftermath of flood waters around Russell Farm Market that receded quite quickly the day after a torrential downpour last year. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Flood monitoring ongoing throughout the Cowichan region

Conditions along the Chemainus River raise concerns

The aftermath of flood waters around Russell Farm Market that receded quite quickly the day after a torrential downpour last year. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)

Flooding causes evacuation order for Cowichan Tribes land; COVID-19 confirmed within First Nation

Cowichan Tribes issued an evacuation order for the Wil’seem Road and Sahilton Road areas

Cowichan Tribes has issued an evacuation order for two areas within the First Nation on Jan. 2, 2021. (screenshot)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Jean Brien is assisted from a dinghy by members of the Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. She is one of a number of residents told to vacate their homes on Martindale Road in Parksville due to flooding on Jan. 2, 2021. (Michael Briones photo)
Flooding on Cedar Road in Nanaimo last year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Flood watch in effect for areas of Parksville and Nanaimo

Rivers Forecast Centre upgrades high streamflow advisory

Flooding on Cedar Road in Nanaimo last year. (News Bulletin file photo)
The boat ramp and parking lot at Clutesi Haven Marina are flooded as a king tide and storm force the Somass River up and over its banks on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)

King tide causes flooding at Port Alberni marina

Somass River spills over boat ramp at popular marina

The boat ramp and parking lot at Clutesi Haven Marina are flooded as a king tide and storm force the Somass River up and over its banks on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (ELENA RARDON/ Alberni Valley News)
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Logjams and gravel bars the bane of Chemainus River’s existence

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

North Cowichan crews work to clear log debris under the Chemainus River bridge on Chemainus Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island market finally reopens more than seven months after extreme flood

COVID situation lengthened an already long renovation process

Russell Farm Market is open again at long last. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Darcy Bueckert, manager of the Falcon Nest Motel, watched in alarm as water rose in the motel’s parking lots after a water main broke Thursday morning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan motel parking lots flood after water main break

But major damage to building avoided

Darcy Bueckert, manager of the Falcon Nest Motel, watched in alarm as water rose in the motel’s parking lots after a water main broke Thursday morning. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Englishman River flood hazard mapping project will help Parksville Qualicum Beach be better prepared for flooding emergencies. (File photo)

MLAs say Parksville will better prepared for flooding emergencies

RDN receives $150K in funding for Englishman River Flood Hazard Mapping project

The Englishman River flood hazard mapping project will help Parksville Qualicum Beach be better prepared for flooding emergencies. (File photo)