Pipeline inlet clogged with weeds and algae
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. 10409-05-00 issued by Alberta Environment. This approval expires February 15, 2030. 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 17th, 2021 and continue until the first week of September. Please see below for a list of the locations and application dates. The weed control program is administered by licensed applicators.
|Magnacide H PCP# 10948||Control of submerged aquatic vegetation and algae.|
|2,4 D Amine 600
|Control of broadleaf weeds, willow, brush, poplar.|
|VP480 (Glyphosate)||Control of cattail and reed canary grass.|
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.
The Bow River Irrigation District will be applying Magnacide H to control aquatic vegetation and algae at the following application sites:
|Fridays June 4; June 25||Sundial/Enchant/Deadhorse||Main Canal - TWP 13, 14, 15 RGE 17, 18, 19, 20|
|Saturdays June 5; June 26; Friday August 6||Deadhorse/Vauxhall/Hays||Main Canal - TWP 13, 14 RGE 14, 15, 16, 17|
|Wednesdays May 19; May 26**; June 2; June 16; July 7; July 21; August 4; September 1||Badger Lake/Enchant||Lateral H - TWP 15, 16 RGE 18|
|Tuesdays June 15; July 6; August 10||Badger/Lonesome Lake||Lower Lomond Lateral - TWP 17 RGE 17, 18|
|Wednesdays June 23; July 28||Badger Lake||Lateral G & G-3 - TWP 17 RGE 18|
|Tuesdays May 18; May 25**; June 8; June 29; July 20||Travers/Lomond||Lomond Lateral - TWP 15, 16 RGE 19|
|Fridays May 28; June 18; Monday July 5; Tuesday July 27||Travers/Lomond||Lateral D - TWP 15 RGE 19|
|Mondays June 21; July 5; Thursday July 27||Travers/Lomond||Drain F - TWP 16 RGE 18, 19|
|Thursdays May 27; June 10; June 24; July 8; July 29; August 19||Circle Hill/Stonehill||Lateral B - TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17|
|Wednesday July 14||Circle Hill/Stonehill||Lateral K-10 - TWP 14 RGE 16, 17|
|Monday June 7; Friday July 9||Circle Hill/Stonehill||Lateral K-11 - TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17|
|Fridays May 21; June 11; July 2; July 23; August 13||Vauxhall/Retlaw||Lateral A - TWP 13 RGE 16, 17|
|Fridays May 21; June 11; July 2; July 23; August 13||Vauxhall||Lateral C - TWP 13, 14 RGE 16|
|Thursdays May 20; June 3; June 17; Wednesday June 30; Thursdays July 15; August 5||Hays||Main Canal below Scope Reservoir - TWP 13 RGE 13, 14|
|Mondays May 17; May 31; June 14; June 28; July 12; July 26; August 9||Hays||Lateral R below Scope Reservoir - TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14|
|Thursdays May 20; June 3; June 17; Wednesday June 30; Thursdays July 15; August 5||Hays||Lateral O - TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14|
** Applications only if canal is not treated a week earlier because of cold water temperatures and no algae growth.
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.