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 North Saskatchewan River Basin covers about 80,000 km2
of the province. The basin begins in the icefields of Banff and
Jasper National Parks and generally flows in an eastward direction to
the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. The Brazeau, Nordegg, Ram, Clearwater,
Sturgeon and Vermilion rivers flow into the North Saskatchewan River
within Alberta. The Battle River also forms part of
the North Saskatchewan Basin and joins with the
North Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan. There are two large dams located
in the basin. The Big Horn Dam on the North Saskatchewan River
creates Lake Abraham. The Brazeau Reservoir is created by the
Brazeau Dam, located on the Brazeau River. Major centres within the
basin include Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan and the
Saddle Lake Indian Reserve. The mean annual discharge from the basin in Alberta
into Saskatchewan is over seven billion m3.