Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

January 2016

Water Supply Forecast as of January 1, 2016 - Milk River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for March 1 to September 30, 2016
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-September 2015
Volume as a
% of Median
Milk River at
Western Crossing
39,700 99 75-132 53 30/98 n/a
Milk River
at Milk River
59,900 87 66-109 46 28/98 n/a
Milk River at
Eastern Crossing
83,600 84 58-110 35 33/98 n/a

n/a until values finalized by International Joint Commission


Median is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period from 1980 to 2008

NOTE: There is: a 50% chance that the actual natural flow will fall within the probable range given and a 25% chance that the actual flow will be less than the lower bound of the probable range given. 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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