Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

December 2002

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of December 1, 2002, water storage levels in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin are normal, with the exception of Keho Lake and the Forty Mile and Oldman Reservoirs, which are above-normal for this time of the year (Table 1). Storage levels in the Red Deer River basin are above-normal for this time of the year (Table 3).

Water storage as of December 1, 2002 in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the Bow (Table 2) and North Saskatchewan (Table 4) River basins are normal for this time of the season except for Lake Newell, Lake McGregor, and the Crawling Valley and Travers Reservoirs, which are above-normal and the Brazeau Reservoir and the Upper Kananaskis Lake, which are below-normal.

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