Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

March 2006

North Saskatchewan River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

As of March 1, 2006, natural runoff volumes for the March to September 2006 period are forecast to be below average into the Bighorn Reservoir and at Edmonton, and below average to average into the Brazeau Reservoir, ranging from 85 to 95% of average (Table 7). This represents approximately a 1% increase since the February 1 forecasts. Current forecasted values for the March to September period for the North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton would rank 27th lowest in 91-years of record (1912-2001).

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