The Bow River Irrigation District (BRID) headquarters are located at 704 - 7 Ave. N., Vauxhall, Alberta (approximately 2½ hrs. south east of Calgary, Alberta).
The BRID is administered by an elected Board of Directors and their staff.
8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Please note: Office will be closed Monday August 6, 2018 in observance of Heritage Day.
At the plebiscite held on May 23, 2018, seeking irrigators' approval for a transfer of up to 600 acre feet from the 1996 priority Bow River Irrigation District water licence to the town of Okotoks (an equal amount to be transferred back to the district from smaller private licences on the Bow River), the results are as follows:
In favor of the transfer 13
Not in favor of the transfer 8
21 total votes cast
Details concerning Bow River Irrigation District's program to control unwanted vegetation in and around canals can be found on the following webpage:
Please refer to the following links for details on:
Aquatic Invasive Species (including Quagga and Zebra Mussels) pose a very real threat to Alberta's waterways and irrigation canals, pipelines and reservoirs!
To learn what you can do to prevent these invasive species, click on the photos.
Growing Forward 2
Under the joint federal and provincial "Irrigation Efficiency" program irrigators that upgrade their irrigation systems may be eligible for up to $5000 in grant money. For details, click: Irrigation Efficiency Grant
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has prepared a Fact Sheet concerning Water Quality of Surface Drainage.
Please see the .pdf file Surface Drainage Factsheet for further information.
The Bow River Water Management Videos
The Bow River Irrigation District is pleased to announce the availability of professional videos concerning the use and management of water resourpces on the Bow River. This ten episode set of videos illustrates the vitality and importance of the Bow River to life in Southern Alberta.
Click this link to go to the online streaming video page.
The Alberta Irrigation Projects Association has created a new website. Check it out by clicking the logo.