NOTICE: Please visit NEW Alberta’s River Basins website.
This website will be removed in the fall of 2016.
||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).
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.
Next, after the water basin has been selected,
select the type of information you want to
see. Then click View Result.
The Hay River Basin is located in the northwest portion of the province.
The Hay River originates in British Columbia's Rocky Mountains,
and flows from the Hay River eventually make their
way to the Arctic Ocean. The basin has a drainage area of
47,900 km2 at the Alberta-Northwest
Territories border. The mean annual discharge at the border is
3,630,000 dam3. Sub-basins within
the Hay River Basin include the Chinchaga and the Little Hay.
Zama Lake and Hay Lake are two
lakes in the basin which are recognized for their importance to wildlife.