Office Hours: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm Monday through Friday

Herbicide Application

This page contains information related to our ongoing battle against weeds.

Approval Documents
algae and weeds at pipeline inlet

Pipeline inlet clogged with weeds and algae

2021 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. 10409-05-00 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.

HERBICIDE USED PURPOSE
Magnacide H PCP# 10948 Control of submerged aquatic vegetation and algae.
2,4 D Amine 600
Oracle (Dicamba)
VP480 (Glyphosate)
Estaprop XT
Control of broadleaf weeds, willow, brush, poplar.
VP480 (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.


2021 Magnacide Application Schedule

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

DATES AREA LOCATIONS
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.

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