Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2007

Red Deer River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

As of April 1, 2007, natural runoff volumes for the March to September 2007 period are forecast to be above average into Dickson Dam and for the Red Deer River at Red Deer, at 113 and 110% of average, respectively (Table 6a). This represents a rise of 2% of average since the March 1 forecasts. The March to September 2007 forecast volumes are 37 to 39% higher than those recorded during the same period last year. The current forecasted volume at Red Deer would rank 61st lowest in 91-years of record (1912-2001). March natural runoff volumes are ice affected and not yet available, but appear to be much above average. March volumes comprise a small portion of the March to September total.

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