Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2002

Table 6a - Water Supply Forecast as of April 1, 2002 - North Saskatchewan River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for March 1 to September 30
Locations Volume in dam3 Volume as a % of Average Probable Range as a % of Average Reasonable Minimum
as % of
Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Actual March-September 2001 Volume as a % of Average
Lake Abraham Inflow 1,976,000 94 85-103 81 7/18* 83
Brazeau Reservoir Inflow 1,190,000 83 67-109 62 10/29** 66
North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton 4,618,000 78 67-99 63 16/84 67

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* Lake Abraham is compared to 18 years of data
** Brazeau Reservoir is compared to 29 years of data
Average is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period from 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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