Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

March 2003

Milk River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

Much-below-average natural runoff volumes are forecast for the March to September 2003 period in the Milk River basin (Table 2). Current forecasts in the basin range from 43 to 44% of the median, an increase from February's forecasts of 7 to 9% due to significant snowfall in the basin last month. Forecast volumes are about one-and-a-half times higher than those recorded in 2001 and much less than those recorded last year. For the Milk River at Milk River, current forecasted values for the March to September 2003 period would rank 15th lowest in 84 years of record (1912-95).

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