Alberta's River Basins

Hay River Basin Peace/Slave River Basin Athabasca River Basin Beaver River Basin North Saskatchewan River Basin Milk River Basin Oldman River Sub Basin Bow River Sub Basin Red Deer River Sub Basin South Saskatchewan River Sub Basin

Alberta's Seven Main River Basins

NOTICE: River Forecast Center Closed Holiday Season.The River Forecast Center will be closed from Dec 24th, 2014 to Jan 1st, 2015. Ice forecast will be on standby throughout the holiday season.

Alberta Rivers app icon   Data and advisories now also available through the Alberta Rivers app for iOS and Android.

Data content on the Alberta Basins website has changed. Data is higher-resolution (with values every 15 minutes where available), more current, and is displayed in current time (daylight or standard, depending on the season).


  1. First select a Water Basin by either clicking the water basin on the map OR by selecting the water basin from this list. Then go to #2. to select the type information want to see for the selected water basin.

  2. Next, after the water basin has been selected, select the type of information you want to see. Then click View Result.

    Alberta is divided into seven major river basins or major river systems, namely the Peace, Athabasca, Hay, North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Beaver and Milk river basins.

    Note: The Milk River Basin and South Saskatchewan River Basin also include information on basin river flows, reservoir status and operational plans, instream work permits and licencing.



Partner sites containing Real-time and Archived Hydrometric and Meteorogical Data for rivers in Alberta and Canada:
Water Survey of Canada: Real-time Hydrometric Data
Meteorlogical Services of Canada (MSC): Climate Data
AgroClimatic Information Service (ACIS): Current Weather Conditions, Climate Data, Climate Maps
Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) Wildfire Status



For technical enquires about this web page please contact Alberta Environment - Environmental Management Water Management Operations Branch at AENV-WebWS@gov.ab.ca