Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

May 2014

Water Supply Forecast as of May 1, 2014 - North Saskatchewan River Basin (Natural Flows)

Volume Forecast for March 1 to September 30, 2014
Locations Volume in dam3 Volume as a % of Average Probable Range as a % of Average Potential Minimum
as % of
Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Actual March-September 2013 Volume as a % of Average
Lake Abraham Inflow 2,236,000 103 98-109 94 55/100 120
Brazeau Reservoir Inflow 1,565,000 101 88-115 75 52/100 109
North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton 5,762,000 105 98-112 91 54/100 131


Average is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period from 1981 to 2010

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 potential 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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