Water Supply Outlook for Alberta

September 2004

Reservoir Storage Conditions

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

Water storage as of September 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 below-normal, and Lake Minnewanka, which is normal. Water storage is generally greater than storage on September 1, 2003.

Water storage in the major reservoir of the Red Deer River basin is above-normal. Water storage in the Dickson Reservoir is higher 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 volume at the Paddle River Reservoir is higher than last year and the South Heart Reservoir is slightly lower than last year.

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

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