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 Beaver River Basin is one of the smaller basins within the province
with a catchment area of about 14,500 km2.
The basin and river extend east, across the provinces of Saskatchewan
and Manitoba, emptying into Hudson's Bay. The Beaver River
begins at Beaver Lake, and then flows through
urban centres of Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Grand Centre.
The mean annual discharge of the Beaver River at
the Alberta-Saskatchewan border is 653,000,000 m3.
The Cold Lake Area Weapons Range comprises the majority
of the northern part of the basin. The basin is characterized by many
meandering streams and rivers which drain such lakes as Cold, Moose, Muriel,
Ethel and Wolf Lake.