Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

March 2007

North Saskatchewan River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

As of March 1, 2007, natural runoff volumes for the March to September 2007 period are forecast to be average into the Bighorn and Brazeau Reservoirs and at Edmonton, ranging from 101 to 102% of average (Table 7). This represents a 1 to 3% decrease since the February 1 forecasts. Current forecasted values for the March to September period for the North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton would rank 52nd lowest in 91-years of record (1912-2001). The March to September 2007 forecast volumes are much higher than those recorded during the same period last year for the Brazeau Reservoir (39% higher) and at Edmonton (25%), and similar to last year at the Bighorn Reservoir.

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