Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

May 2005

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of May 1, 2005, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is above normal, except for Keho Lake, which is below normal, and Milk River Ridge Reservoir, which is normal. Water storage in the basin is generally much greater than at this time last year.

Water storage as of May 1, 2005 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is normal to above normal. Water storage is generally similiar to last year at this time.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is above normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is greater than at this time last year.

Storage volumes in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the North Saskatchewan River basin are above normal. Water storages in both reservoirs, Lake Abraham and Brazeau Reservoir, are much greater than last year at this time.

In the Athabasca River basin, the storage volume is normal at the Paddle River Reservoir and above normal at the South Heart Reservoir.

May 1, 2005 reservoir data is available in Table 1.

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