Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

October 2002

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of October 1, 2002, water storage levels in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin are normal, with the exception of St. Mary, Forty Mile and Oldman Reservoirs, which are above-normal for this time of the year (Table 1). Storage levels in the Red Deer River basin are above-normal for this time of the year (Table 2).

Water storage as of October 1, 2002 in the major hydroelectric reservoirs in the Bow (Table 3) and North Saskatchewan
(Table 4) River basins are normal for this time of the season except for Lake Newell and Crawling Valley Reservoir, which are above-normal and Brazeau Reservoir, which is below-normal.

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