2017 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 23rd, 2017 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.




No Spray Zone

Organic growers or any water user who does not wish the BRID to use chemicals on the right of way adjacent to their land must fill out a No Spray Zone agreement with the district at the start of the season.
No Spray Zone Agreement included as a downloadable .pdf file for your convenience.



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 25; Tuesday May 30**; Wednesdays June 7, June 28; July 19

Badger / Lonesome Lake Area

Lower Lomond Lateral TWP 17 RGE 17, 18
-Applications on Tuesdays, June 20; July 11

Travers / Lomond Area

Lomond Lateral TWP 15, 16 RGE 19
-Applications on Wednesday May 24; July 5; July 26; Monday May 29** and Tuesday June 13

Lateral D TWP 15 RGE 19
- Applications on Wednesdays, May 31; June 21; July 12; August 2

Enchant Area

Lateral B TWP 14, 15 RGE 18, 19
- Applications on Tuesdays, June 6; June 27; July 18

Circle Hill / Stonehill Area

Lateral B TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17
- Applications on Thursdays, June 1; June 15; June 29; July 13

Vauxhall / Retlaw Area

Lateral A TWP 13 RGE 16, 17
- Application on Wednesday, June 14 and Thursdays July 6; July 27

Vauxhall Area

Lateral C TWP 13, 14 RGE 16
- Application on Wednesday, June 14 and Thursdays July 6; July 27

Vauxhall Area

Lateral H & H-1 TWP 12, 13 RGE 16
- Application on Fridays, June 2; June 23; July 14; August 4

Hays Area

Main Canal below Scope Reservoir TWP 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Fridays May 26; July 7 and Thursdays June 8; June 22; July 20

Lateral R below Scope Reservoir TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Tuesdays May 23; July 4 and Mondays, June 5; June 19; July 17; July 31; August 21

Lateral O TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Fridays May 26; July 7 and Thursdays June 8; June 22; July 20

 

** 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