Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

August 2005

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of August 1, 2005, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is normal, except for Keho Lake and Oldman Reservoir, which are above normal. Water storage in the basin is similar to this time last year.

Water storage as of August 1, 2005 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is above normal, except for Barrier Reservoir and Spray Lake, which are below normal, and Travers Reservoir, which is normal. Water storage is generally similiar to storage last year at this time.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is above normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is slightly greater than at this time last year.

Storage volumes in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the North Saskatchewan River basin are above normal. Water storage in the Brazeau Reservoir is much greater than last year at this time. The water storage in Lake Abraham is slightly less than last year at this time.

In the Athabasca River basin, the storage volume is normal. Water storage for the South Heart Reservoir is much higher than last year at this time. The Paddle River Reservoir storage is currently being drawn down for routine maintenance of the dam.

August 1, 2005 reservoir data is available in Table 1.

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