Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

October 2004

Reservoir Storage Conditions

As of October 1, 2004, water storage in the major irrigation reservoirs in the Oldman River basin is above-normal. Water storage in the basin is generally greater than at this time last year.

Water storage as of October 1, 2004 in most of the major hydroelectric and irrigation reservoirs of the Bow River basin is above-normal except for Lake McGregor and Spray Lake which are normal. Water storage is generally greater than storage on October 1, 2003.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is normal. 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-normal 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 higher than at this time last year.

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

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