Release of New Streamflow Reports (Dec. 10, 2020).

Revised and updated regional streamflow inventory reports are now available in the EcoCat website. There are six reports cover Natural Resource Region under the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. The revision includes updated data and a new 30-year normal period of 1981–2010 and flow duration analyses of mean daily discharge. The standard discharge data used are published by the Water Survey of Canada (WSC) through the Canada-British Columbia Hydrometric Program (CBCHP). Most of the parameters presented in these reports are calculated based on data from the 1981–2010 Climate Normal period, except for flow duration analyses and recurrence interval of peak and low flows which are based on all available data. The results of these analyses are compiled in datasheets, maps, tabular and graphical forms—grouped by hydrologic zones. This information enables hydrologists and engineers to quickly and easily make preliminary hydrologic estimates for water management purposes and the planning and preliminary design of water resource projects.

Revised and updated Inventory of Streamflow reports are available at:

Inventory of Streamflow in the Kootenay Region:

Inventory of Streamflow in the Thompson Okanagan Region:

Inventory of Streamflow in the South Coast and West Coast Regions:

Inventory of Streamflow in the Cariboo Region:

Inventory of Streamflow in the Omineca and Northeast Regions:

Inventory of Streamflow in the Skeena Region:

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Flow Analysis Summary Statistics Tool for R- fasstr

fasstr, the Flow Analysis Summary Statistics Tool for R, is now published on CRAN.  fasstr, provides a variety of functions to clean and screen, daily discharge data; calculate and visualize summary statistics; and compute annual trending and volume frequency analyses. It features useful function arguments for filtering of and handling dates, customizing data and metrics, and the ability to pull daily data directly from the Water Survey of Canada hydrometric database. More information and instructions on installing fasstr in R can be found on CRAN ( and Github (


  • 2021 Events



    Feb 1, 2021
    Practicing Biocultural Restoration (Panel Discussion)

    The first event in this series will be a presentation led by keynote speaker and celebrated author Robin Wall Kimmerer. Kimmerer’s Center for Native Peoples and the Environment defines biocultural restoration as “the science and practice of restoring not only ecosystems, but human and cultural relationships to place, so that cultures are strengthened and revitalized along with the lands to which they are inextricably linked.”

    Please visit our website for additional details.

    Kimmerer will be joined by a panel of local leaders and practitioners:

    • Gabe Sheoships is the Executive Director of the Friends of Tryon Creek, where he leads efforts focused on community building, environmental stewardship and protection of the natural world. Gabe is Cayuse and Walla Walla, from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Gabe has spent his life along the travel corridors and pathways of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, following traditional migratory routes of his ancestors. Gabe has dedicated his life’s work to protecting Indigenous First Foods, encouraging healthy ecosystems and empowering people to act as stewards of the land and water.
    • Brittani Orona is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis in Native American Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Human Rights. Brittani is interested in repatriation, federal Indian law, cultural resources management, indigenous environmental justice, and environmental history as they relate to California Indian tribes. Her dissertation research focuses on Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk perspectives of visual sovereignty, memory, human and water rights on the Klamath River Basin. She is currently a Board Advisor for Save California Salmon, a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting rivers through the restoration of flows and salmon habitat, removing dams, and improving water quality throughout Northern California. Brittani was a 2019 Switzer Environmental Fellow and the inaugural 2020 Incomindios-Lippuner Scholar.
    • Charley Reed, Ayukii (Hello), huut kich (how are you)? Nani thuuy uum (my name is) Charley Reed. I am a Karuk, Hupa, and Yurok person of the Klamath-Trinity watershed in northern California. Although I am an enrolled Hoopa Valley Tribal member, I grew up in a Karuk household, primarily learning the language, practices and ceremonies of the Karuk people. Along with the rich lineage that I have inherited comes a great responsibility for my people, my cultures and our environment. One of my inherent responsibilities involves advocating for the future of our more-than-human relative, Spring Chinook salmon. Which is why I am attending Humboldt State University in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Environment and Community Social Science program. This degree will create a narrative that reaffirms Indigenous’ people's experiences, values and perspectives that my ancestors have learned for generations.

    June 13-16, 2021: ACE20. American Water Works Association Annual Conference.  Orlando, Florida.

    Sep 12-16, 2021. 13th IWA Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Automation. Bejing, China.


    Postponed to 2022. 2020 Natural Channels Conference. University of Guelph, ON.

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  • Cowichan Tribes Shut-Down


    Cowichan Tribes Shut-Down

    Due to the COVID-19 situation, Cowichan Tribes shut-down all non-essential services until March 31.
    I will still be available by email, but all in-person meetings are cancelled.
    Thank you for your understanding.

    Candace Charlie, Referrals Coordinator
    Lands & Governance, Cowichan Tribes
    5762 Allenby Road, Duncan BC V9L 5J1

    Ph: (236) 800-4023 ext. 6007
    Cell: (250) 709-7452

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