Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

May 2003

Plains Runoff Outlook

Plains snowmelt runoff was substantially complete in April when two major storms, one in late April and one in early May, returned significant snow cover to many plains areas. Further snowmelt runoff, with the ground already wet and at this late stage of spring, could be high. A Spring Runoff Advisory (issued by the River Forecast Centre on May 6, and currently still in effect) warns that small streams in southern and central Alberta may experience high water levels.

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