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2018 Weed Control Program


The Bow River Irrigation District will be applying herbicides to control vegetation in or within 30 horizontal meters of open bodies of water owned by the Board of Directors of the BRID.

Activities will be carried out under approval No. 10409-04-00 issued by Alberta Environment. This approval expires March 15, 2020. Applications for broadleaf control will begin in May and continue until the end of September. For aquatic weed and algae control, treatments will begin May 22nd, 2018 and continue until the first week of September. Affected water users will be notified before the aquatic applications begin. Please see below for a list of the locations and application dates. The weed control program is administered by licensed applicators.

Herbicide Used Purpose
Magnacide H PCP# 10948 Control of submerged aquatic vegetation and algae.
2,4 D Amine 600
Oracle (Dicamba)
Vantage Plus (Glyphosate)
Control of broadleaf weeds, willow, brush, poplar.
Vantage Plus (Glyphosate) Control of cattail and reed canary grass.




Restricted Weed List

Milkweed (MD of Taber), Scentless Chamomile (County of Vulcan), Red Bartsia, Diffuse Knapweed, Spotted Knapweed, Nodding Thistle, Parasitic Dodder,Yellow Starthistle, Eurasian Water Milfoil. Please let us know if these weeds are found within our right of way so that they can be destroyed.



Magnacide Application Notice

The Bow River Irrigation District will be applying Magnacide H to control aquatic vegetation and algae at the following application sites:

Badger Lake / Enchant Area

Lateral H TWP 15, 16 RGE 18
-Applications on Thursday May 24; Tuesday May 29**; Wednesdays June 6, June 27; July 18

Badger / Lonesome Lake Area

Lower Lomond Lateral TWP 17 RGE 17, 18
-Applications on Tuesdays, June 19; July 10

Travers / Lomond Area

Lomond Lateral TWP 15, 16 RGE 19
-Applications on Wednesday May 23; July 4; July 25; Monday May 28** and Tuesday June 12

Lateral D TWP 15 RGE 19
- Applications on Wednesdays, May 30; June 20; July 11; August 1

Enchant Area

Lateral B TWP 14, 15 RGE 18, 19
- Applications on Tuesdays, June 5; June 26; July 17

Circle Hill / Stonehill Area

Lateral B TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17
- Applications on Thursdays, May 31; June 14; June 28; July 12

Vauxhall / Retlaw Area

Lateral A TWP 13 RGE 16, 17
- Application on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursdays July 5; July 26

Vauxhall Area

Lateral C TWP 13, 14 RGE 16
- Application on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursdays July 5; July 26

Lateral H & H-1 TWP 12, 13 RGE 16
- Application on Fridays, June 1; June 22; July 13; August 3

Drain A TWP 12, 13 RGE 16
- Application on Friday June 1; Mondays June 25; July 23

Hays Area

Main Canal below Scope Reservoir TWP 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Fridays May 25; July 6 and Thursdays June 7; June 21; July 19

Lateral R below Scope Reservoir TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Tuesdays May 22; July 3 and Mondays, June 4; June 18; July 16; July 30; August 20

Lateral O TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Fridays May 25; July 6 and Thursdays June 7; June 21; July 19

 

** Applications only if canal is not treated a week earlier because of cold water temperatures and no algae growth.

Note:
For operational reasons, a Magnacide application may be cancelled or rescheduled. For rescheduled applications, affected waterusers will receive notification from their ditchrider.

During the application no water is permitted to enter municipal waterworks systems, water systems used to supply water for household purposes, dugouts or ponds used for livestock watering, dugouts or ponds containing stocked fish. Please ensure that water you have diverted does not apply to any of these categories. We ask that you review our information package available from your ditchrider for more information about Magnacide H.

Organic growers irrigating should contact their ditchrider so they can be informed of any application which could affect organic crop certification.

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:

Bill Skelly, Superintendent of Maintanance
P.O. Box 140, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0
Phone: (403) 654-2111