Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2009

Water Supply Forecast as of April 1, 2009 - Milk River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for March 1 to September 30, 2009
Locations Volume
in dam3
Volume as a % of Median Probable Range as a % of Median Potential Minimum as % of Median Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Recorded March-September 2008
Volume as a
% of Median
Milk River at
Western Crossing
47,200 87 59-105 33 28/70* 108
Milk River
at Milk River
73,100 77 52-93 29 31/91 78
Milk River at
Eastern Crossing
88,700 77 51-93 27 32/91 71


* Western Crossing data is from 1931-2001

Median is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period from 1912 to 2001

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 potential 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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