Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2008

North Saskatchewan River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

As of April 1, 2008, natural runoff volumes for the March to September 2008 period are forecast to be below average into the Bighorn and Brazeau Reservoirs and at Edmonton, ranging from 83 to 91% of average (Table 6a). This represents a 1 to 2% decrease since the March 1 forecasts. Current forecasted values for the March to September 2008 period for the North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton would rank 22nd lowest in 91-years of record (1912-2001). March natural runoff volumes are ice affected and not yet available, but comprise a small portion of the March to September total.


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