Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

April 2015

Water Supply Forecast as of April 1, 2015 - North Saskatchewan River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for April 1 to September 30, 2015 Year to date
Locations Volume in dam3 Volume as a % of Average Probable Range as a % of Average Potential Minimum
as % of
Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Recorded March 2015 Volume as a % of Average Ranking (lowest to highest)
Lake Abraham Inflow 1,999,000* 94 89-100 84 27/100 101** 56/100
Brazeau Reservoir Inflow 1,433,000* 94 79-113 65 44/100 143** 78/100
North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton 5,033,000* 94 87-102 80 37/100 161** 98/100

*NOTE: The forecast shown is the March to September 2015 forecast minus the recorded volume to date

** Recorded 2015 natural flows are preliminary and subject to change

Average is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period 1981 to 2010

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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