Bow River Flow Forecasts – Spring 2021

Bow River Flow Forecasts – Spring 2021

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.  Stable Bow River flows usually are in place by the middle of July, but can see an unpredicted rise with local storms and high rainfall.

Here are today’s daily average releases from Ghost and Bearspaw, and the trends for the following 2-3 days.

Please note that system conditions may change quickly due to abnormal and unpredictable rapid local inflow variations.


More information on the Bow River’s water management policy can be found at the following page:

Bow River Flows