With winter approaching, the city says as a proactive measure it will once again be deploying the Aqua Dam barrier in Lewis Park.

Installation is planned to start this week and no traffic impacts are expected, although some parking will be affected at the Lewis Centre to make room for crews and equipment.

The dam will remain in place throughout the storm season and until tides are predicted to lessen.

The city says a decision on whether or not to deploy a second Aqua Dam on Comox Road between the Old Island Highway and the Highway 19A Bypass would be made once additional storm and flood forecasts are available.