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Water Levels/Flow Rates
Alberta Environment: Water Flow and Level Information
To obtain real-time water flow information and flood warning information, refer to the Alberta Environment River Forecast Centre website:
Alberta River Basins. If you do not have computer access, you can phone and talk to the Alberta Environment staff at: 780-427-6278.
All water flow rates are given in cubic meters/second.
Alberta Environment defines "normal flows" as the mid-50 percentile of flows recorded on a particular day of the year. Thus abnormally high (the top 25% of flows on a particular day) in late summer often involve much less water within the stream than a "normal" late spring flow. When choosing to paddle a stream, one general guideline is to paddle when flows are within the mid-50 percentile of flows for late spring conditions (June/early July). When looking at the Alberta Environment flow reports for a particular station be sure to compare the reported flow (table) with the annual graph (figure) of flows for that stream and station.