Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2002

Table 2b Water Supply Forecast as of April 1, 2002 - Milk River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for April 1 to September 30 Year to date
Locations Volume
in dam3
Volume as a
% of Median
Probable Range as a % of Median Reasonable Minimum as
% of Median
Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Recorded March 2002 Volume as a % of Median Ranking (lowest to highest)
Milk River at
Western Crossing
23,700* 48 25-88 15 18/63** 0 1/63**
Milk River
at Milk River
38,100* 46 24-83 15 17/84 10 3/84
Milk River at
Eastern Crossing
42,800* 43 21-88 14 18/84 6 2/84

*NOTE: The forecast shown is the March to September 2002 forecast minus the recorded volume to date

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** Western Crossing data is from 1931-95

Median is calculated for period 1912 to 1995

NOTE: There is: a 50% chance that the actual natural flow will fall within the probable range given; a 25% chance that the actual flow will be less than the lower bound of the probable range given; and a 10% chance that the actual natural flow will be less than the reasonable minimum. Actual day to day streamflow conditions may vary throughout the season as a result of the effects of streamflow diversion and reservoir storage.

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