Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

March 2008

Bow River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

As of March 1, 2008, natural runoff volumes for the March to September 2008 period are forecast to be near average for the Elbow, Highwood, Kananaskis, and Spray Rivers, and below average for the Bow and Cascade Rivers (Table 4). Current natural runoff volume forecasts range from 90 to 98% of average in the basin, similar to last month's forecasts except a decrease of 4% for the Cascade River and an increase of 3% for the Highwood River. The current natural runoff volume forecast for the Bow River at Calgary ranks 30th lowest in 91-years of record (1912-2001).

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