Protection of watercourses
Obstruction in a watercourse
The management of watercourse obstructions, such as those caused by beaver dams, is a responsability of the Municipality when the obstruction threatens the safety of people or property. The Municipality also intervenes when beaver dams cause damage to the municipal road network.
When it comes to the beaver, it is better to work in a preventive manner. The Municipality has put in place a beaver management program which is based on intervening at the right time. The methods proposed in the Beaver Management Program aim to address issues in a sustainable manner by installing permanent infrastructures at strategic locations based on hydrographic and road networks.
If you notice any obstruction of a watercourse, caused by a beaver, an ice jam or other object, please contact the Municipality at 450-292-3313.