Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

November 2004

Mountain Snowpack

Snow accumulations in the mountains of the Red Deer, Bow and Oldman River basins as of November 1, 2004 are average to above average for this time of the year. At twelve sites in these basins, real-time snow accumulation can be monitored using snow pillows. Snow pillow graphs can be viewed by choosing any mountainous southern basin, and snow data, in the two drop down menus at:


A limited number of monthly snow course measurements will begin at the end of this month. More comprehensive snow course measurements of basin snowpack begin at the end of January. The mountain snowpack is an important source of water supply to reservoirs in the spring.

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