Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

May 2014

Water Supply Forecast as of May 1, 2014 - Red Deer 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 Average Forecast Ranking (lowest to highest) Recorded March-September 2013 Volume as a % of Average
Red Deer River
at Dickson Dam
1,057,000 120 104-140 90 74/99 N/A
Red Deer River
at Red Deer
1,510,000 120 102-138 86 69/99 N/A


Average is calculated for the March 1 to September 30 period from 1981 to 2009

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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