Harmac, city to increase Nanaimo River flow

NANAIMO: Public advised to use caution when using Nanaimo River this week.

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources is advising the public to use caution when using the Nanaimo River this week due to increased water flows.

Beginning Oct. 1, the City of Nanaimo and Harmac Pacific will be releasing more water from two reservoirs to improve fish access through the rapids into the Nanaimo Lakes spawning areas.

People using the river – especially boaters and swimmers – are advised to use extra caution. Increased flows combined with storms can create strong currents and undertows. Water levels at and near the Highway 19 bridge are expected to rise by about one-third of a metre and will last a few days.

Water release dates vary each year depending on the number of fish entering the river and river flows resulting from rain.

Present river flows are slightly below average for this time of year.

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image