Bow River flow release forecasts from Ghost and Bearpaw reservoirs are reported by TransAlta to the river user community from April to October. CRUA will post this data on the website each Friday and more frequently if condition warrant. The flow forecasts are a predicted daily average flow and are governed by upstream supply. During the course of the day flows can fluctuate to meet the daily predictions and demands.
The most recent Reservoir Storage Summary for 2020 May 15 shows all major storage reservoirs in the Bow River Basin at relatively low levels. Ghost Reservoir at 23% and Glenmore Reservoir at 52% of capacity and the remainder lower than in previous years speaks well for the flood preparedness within the basin.
Hopefully the high snowpack in the East Slopes of the Rocky Mountains will not be released too quickly once the temperature rises over the next month.
More information on the Bow River’s water management policy can be found at the following page: