Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

May 2004

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of May 1, 2004, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is below-normal, except at Oldman Reservoir which is normal. Water storage in the basin is generally greater than at this time in 2001.

Water storage as of May 1, 2004 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is below-normal to normal except at Glenmore Reservoir, Ghost Reservoir and Travers Reservoir which are above-normal. Water storage is generally similar to storage on May 1, 2003.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is lower than last year.

Storage volumes in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the North Saskatchewan River basin are normal. Water storage in the Brazeau Reservoir is lower than last year at this time and Lake Abraham is higher.

In the Athabasca River basin, the storage volumes at the Paddle River Reservoir and the South Heart Reservoir are slightly lower than last year.

May 1, 2004 reservoir data is available in (Table 1).

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