Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

August 2014

Water Supply Forecast as of August 1, 2014 - Milk River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for August 1 to September 30, 2014 Year to date
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-July 2014 Volume as a % of Median Ranking (lowest to highest)
Milk River at
Western Crossing
2,400* 167 109-269 56 51/98 213** 83/98
Milk River
at Milk River
7,500* 151 111-207 74 59/98 167** 64/98
Milk River at
Eastern Crossing
9,500* 139 89-188 44 70/98 172** 72/98

* NOTE: The forecast shown is the March to September 2014 forecast minus the recorded volume to date

** Recorded 2014 natural volumes are preliminary and subject to change

Median is calculated for period 1981 to 2008

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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