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 A river fence pilot project started in the Seine Rat River Conservation District and is now going forward permanently.

Chair Cornie Goertzen says the project started about two years ago and has been going well.

"What happens is in summertime there's a fence across the waterway and in wintertime, the fence is pulled to the side and the top is left there, but there are markers on the wire so snowmobilers, if the snowmobile is high, don't get their necks cut off."

Goertzen notes it was a bit of a challenge figuring out how to make the fence effective but it's working well season-round. He says the farmers who have installed these fences are quite happy.

He adds there are benefits to the program including the cattle not being able to go down the river and a different way to get across the other side.

"The benefits for the farmer is that they can have clean water running past their place and if they need to use the water for their cattle waterers, they can use the water for it."

 

 

 

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