Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

July 2004

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of July 1, 2004, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is normal to above-normal. Water storage in the basin is greater than at this time in 2001.

Water storage as of July 1, 2004 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is normal to above-normal except for the Spray Lake and Upper Kananaskis Lake reservoirs which are below-normal. Water storage is generally similar to storage on July 1, 2003.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is above-normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is higher than last year.

Storage volumes in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the North Saskatchewan River basin are above-normal for Lake Abraham and normal for Brazeau Reservoir. Water storage in both reservoirs is similar to last year at this time.

In the Athabasca River basin, the storage volumes at the Paddle River Reservoir is slightly higher than last year and the South Heart Reservoir is slightly lower than last year.

July 1, 2004 reservoir data is available in (Table 1).

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