Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2009

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

Volume Forecast for March 1 to September 30, 2009
Locations Volume in dam3 Volume as a % of Average Probable Range as a % of Average Potential Minimum as % of Average Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Recorded March-September 2008 Volume as a % of Average
Red Deer River
at Dickson Dam
789,000 84 67-101 61 34/91 137
Red Deer River
at Red Deer
1,034,000 79 60-99 53 34 /91 124


Average 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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