With the recent rain the Comox Lake has risen to full levels. BC Hydro will provide a modest increase to downstream river flows that will be noticeable from the Puntledge Diversion dam down to the fish hatchery off Powerhouse Road.
BC Hydro asks the public to be cautious if entering the Puntledge River at the Barber’s Hole, Nymph Falls and Stotan Falls locations.
The increase in flows along this five-kilomtre stretch of river will go from about 6 cubic metres per second (m3/s) to about 20 m3/s. BC Hydro will increase flows tonight and hold at that level until Saturday to control the reservoir level.
This should steady the reservoir and once the forecasted hot weather hits this weekend, the reservoir will begin to slowly trend downward. River flows below Powerhouse Road will be within normal levels.
– BC Hydro