Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

June 2004

Reservoir Storage Conditions

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

Water storage as of June 1, 2004 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is below-normal to normal except at Glenmore Reservoir and Lake McGregor which are above-normal. Water storage is generally similar to storage on June 1, 2003.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is slightly lower than last year.

Storage volumes in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the North Saskatchewan River basin are normal for Lake Abraham and below-normal for Brazeau Reservoir. Water storage in the Brazeau Reservoir is lower than last year at this time and Lake Abraham is higher.

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

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

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