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Province, MD Working on Moose Lake Flooding Issues

Both the MD of Bonnyville and Province of Alberta are working on dealing with the aftermath of flooding from Moose Lake and preventing future incidents like it from occurring.

Alberta Environment and Parks has committed to conducting an independent, third-party study, to analyze what effects the weir upriver is having on the lake. The study will also look at the potential impacts for Moose Lake and the Moose River if the weir was to be removed. The study is expected to be completed by December.

M.D. Ag staff are continuing to remove beaver dams in flooded agricultural areas. In October, staff will be working with local trappers to reduce the increase in beavers that have occurred this past year. The M.D. will be hosting a trapper’s course later in the fall. Transportation and Utilities staff are working on larger drainage issues across the M.D. as the waters have subsided and the ground has dried up. Currently they are putting in 300 metres of pipe in the Pine Meadows subdivision. In other areas, they are installing culverts.

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