Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

August 2016

Water Supply Forecast as of August 1, 2016 - North Saskatchewan River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for August 1 to September 30, 2016 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-July 2016 Volume as a % of Average Ranking (lowest to highest)
Lake Abraham Inflow 698,000* 96 87-104 80 47/100 96** 32/100
Brazeau Reservoir Inflow 316,000* 76 33-45 28 19/100 56** 2/100
North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton 1,357,000* 86 77-96 69 23/100 84** 23/100

*NOTE: The forecast shown is the March to September 2016 forecast minus the recorded volume to date

** Recorded 2016 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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