Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

March 2008

North Saskatchewan River Basin - Water Supply Forecasts

As of March 1, 2008, natural runoff volumes for the March to September 2008 period are forecast to be below average into the Bighorn Reservoir and for Edmonton, and below average to average into the brazeau Reservoir (Table 6). Forecasts range from 85 to 92% of average, with all three forecasts being 1% lower than forecasts issued February 1. 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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