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 South Saskatchewan River Basin includes the sub-basins of the Bow,
Red Deer, Oldman and South Saskatchewan river
basins. All of the basins begin in the Rocky Mountains, generally
flowing eastward through foothills and prairie. The combined watershed
of the basins is 121,095 km2, of
which 41% is from the Red Deer sub-basin, 22% to the Oldman,
21% to the Bow and 16% to the South Saskatchewan.
Major urban centres in the basin include Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and
Medicine Hat. All of the province's thirteen irrigation districts
are found within the South Saskatchewan River Basin. The
mean annual discharge from the basin into Saskatchewan is 9,280,000 dam3.