Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

May 2003

Table 2a - Water Supply Forecast as of May 1, 2003 - Milk River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for March 1 to September 30, 2003
Locations Volume
in dam3
Volume as a % of Median Probable Range as a % of Median Reasonable Minimum as % of Median Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Recorded March-September 2002
Volume as a
% of Median
Milk River at
Western Crossing
52,400 92 76-113 64 30/64* 221
Milk River
at Milk River
78,100 82 67-101 56 32/85 183
Milk River at
Eastern Crossing
93,800 80 64-98 53 29/85 184

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* Western Crossing data is from 1931-95

Median is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period from 1912 to 1995

NOTE: There is: a 50% chance that the actual natural flow will fall within the probable range given; a 25% chance that the actual flow will be less than the lower bound of the probable range given; and a 10% chance that the actual natural flow will be less than the reasonable minimum. Actual day to day streamflow conditions may vary throughout the season as a result of the effects of streamflow diversion and reservoir storage.

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