Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

November 2004

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of November 1, 2004, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is above average except for Waterton Reservoir which is average. Water storage in the basin is greater than at this time last year.

Water storage as of November 1, 2004 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin ranges from average to above average, similar to or greater than at this time last year.

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

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

In the Athabasca River basin, the storage volumes at the Paddle River Reservoir and South Heart Reservoir are much higher than at this time last year.

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

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