River Warnings & Advisories
Water Levels & Flow Rates
To obtain real-time water flow information refer to the Alberta River Basins website. If you need help with navigating and understanding the site, please contact Paddle Alberta.
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.
Trips 'River Rating Guide' BWCC guide for rating of paddler skills recommended for area rivers