Town public works staff will be removing the beaver dams along the river to mitigate spring flood risks. Residents are advised to stay away from those areas until cleared.

Beaver dams to be removed on the Battle River

In an effort to avoid risk of spring floods along the Battle River, Ponoka operations will be removing beaver dams in a few weeks.

In an effort to avoid risk of spring floods along the Battle River town operations will be removing beaver dams in a few weeks.

Set for the week of March 6, the town asks residents to avoid the areas where the dams are located across from IGA near the walking bridge and south of Highway 53 between the highway and trestle bridge. Other areas to avoid are smaller tributaries that branch off of the Battle River south of Highway 53.

Residents who use river valley walking trails and individuals who operate motorized vehicles on the river ice, states the town in a press release, are advised to stay away from areas where the dams are being removed.

Signs and barricades will be posted to notify the public of the areas where work is being done. Call 403-783-0159 with any questions.