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This page contains information related to our ongoing battle against weeds.Approval Documents
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 19th, 2023 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 - PCP#29248
Oracle (Dicamba) - PCP#26722
VP480 (Glyphosate) - PCP#28840
Estaprop XT - PCP#29660
|Control of broadleaf weeds, willow, brush, poplar.|
|VP480 (Glyphosate) - PCP#28840||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 2; June 23||Sundial/Enchant/Deadhorse||Main Canal - TWP 13, 14, 15 RGE 17, 18, 19, 20|
|Saturdays June 3; June 24; Friday August 4||Deadhorse/Vauxhall/Hays||Main Canal - TWP 13, 14 RGE 14, 15, 16, 17|
|Wednesdays May 24; June 7; June 21; July 5; July 19; August 9; August 30||Badger Lake/Enchant||Lateral H - TWP 15, 16 RGE 18|
|Wednesdays June 14; July 12; August 16||Badger/Lonesome Lake||Lower Lomond Lateral - TWP 17 RGE 17, 18|
|Mondays June 26; July 24||Badger Lake||Lateral G & G-3 - TWP 17 RGE 18|
|Tuesdays May 23; June 6; June 27; July 18||Travers/Lomond||Lomond Lateral - TWP 15, 16 RGE 19|
|Tuesdays May 30; June 20; July 11; August 1||Travers/Lomond||Lateral D - TWP 15 RGE 19|
|Tuesdays May 30; June 20; July 11; August 1||Travers/Lomond||Drain F - TWP 16 RGE 18, 19|
|Thursdays June 1; June 15; June 29; July 13; August 3; August 24||Circle Hill/Stonehill||Lateral B - TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17|
|Friday July 14||Circle Hill/Stonehill||Lateral K-10 - TWP 14 RGE 16, 17|
|Friday June 9; Monday July 10||Circle Hill/Stonehill||Lateral K-11 - TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17|
|Fridays May 26; June 16; July 7; July 28; August 18||Vauxhall/Retlaw||Lateral A - TWP 13 RGE 16, 17|
|Fridays May 26; June 16; July 7; July 28; August 18||Vauxhall||Lateral C - TWP 13, 14 RGE 16|
|Thursdays May 25; June 8; June 22; July 6; July 20; August 10||Hays||Main Canal below Scope Reservoir - TWP 13 RGE 13, 14|
|Friday May 19; Mondays June 5; June 19; Tuesday July 4; Mondays July 17; July 31; August 14||Hays||Lateral R below Scope Reservoir - TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14|
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.