High water level affecting residents of Moose Lake.
The Municipal District of Bonnyville is currently developing plans to assist lakeshore residents affected by high water levels on Moose Lake.
M.D. Council and staff are coordinating with Alberta Environment to host a public meeting to present information on options available for the affected Moose Lake residents.
The M.D., along with the Director of Emergency Management, are conducting lakeshore assessments. The M.D.’s Agriculture & Waste Department has been monitoring the Moose Lake weir for the past six weeks, and continues to do so. “There are currently no beaver dams obstructing the weir’s flow,” said Ag & Waste Department Director, Matt Janz. “All of the beaver dams located north of the weir do not have an impact on the outflow.”
The M.D. has been providing residents with empty sandbags for the past month, and will continue to do so. The Planning & Development Department and the Transportation & Utilities departments are coordinating to find appropriate sand-drop points to make sand easier to access for residents who are experiencing high water level issues. Until the sand-drop locations can be placed, residents are encouraged to make their own arrangements for sand to fill the bags.
Sandbags are currently available at the Public Works shop, located at 61330 Range Road 455. Sandbags will be available at the Main Office (4905 – 50 Ave. in Bonnyville) as of Friday, June 30.
The M.D. will continue to provide updates on this situation via our Facebook page
(www.facebook.com/MDBonnyville) and via our website at www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.