Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

November 2006

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of November 1, 2006, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is generally normal, except for Oldman Reservoir and Keho Lake which are above normal. Water storage in the basin is generally similar to this time last year, except for the St. Mary Reservoir which is much lower than last year.

Water storage as of November 1, 2006 in the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is normal, except for Spray Lake, Barrier and Travers reservoirs which are below normal. Water storage is similar to this time last year.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is similar to this time last year.

In the North Saskatchewan River basin, storage volumes in the Brazeau Reservoir is normal, while storage in Lake Abraham is above normal. Water storage is similar to last year at this time.

In the Athabasca River basin, the storage volume is below normal for the South Heart and Paddle River reservoirs.

November 1, 2006 reservoir data is available in Table 1. Some data is available only until October 1, as some gauges are routinely shut down for the winter at that time.

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