Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

March 2004

Milk River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

Much-below-average natural runoff volumes are forecast for the March to September 2004 period in the Milk River basin (Table 1). Current forecasts in the basin range from 42 to 43% of the median, 19 to 27% less than volumes recorded during the March through September 2003 period but almost double the volumes recorded in 2001. Forecasted volumes are 11 to 13% lower than last month's. For the Milk River at Milk River, current forecasted values for the March to September 2003 period would rank 17th lowest in 91 years of record (1912-2001).

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