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 Athabasca River originates in the Rocky Mountains of
Alberta. The river flows northeast through the province, past the urban
centres of Jasper, Hinton, Whitecourt, Athabasca and Fort McMurray
prior to emptying into Lake Athabasca. Flows from
the basin eventually make their way to the Arctic Ocean.
At Jasper, Athabasca and Fort McMurray the mean annual discharge
is 2,790,000 dam3, 13,600,000 dam3
and 20,860,000 dam3,
respectively. The drainage areas at Jasper, Athabasca and Fort McMurray
is 3,880 km2,
74,600 km2 and 133,000 km2
respectively. The Athabasca River Basin includes the
McLeod, Pembina and Clearwater rivers.