Current snowpack conditions are looking pretty good in all of the head works for Alberta irrigation districts except for the southern tributary as the St. Mary’s River is currently tracking below-normal levels.
The Oldman and Bow river systems are tracking at normal and higher-than-normal levels, said provincial irrigation water engineer Lloyd Healy. Reservoir levels in the Oldman and Bow systems as well as southern tributaries are tracking at normal levels. However, head works storage for southern tributaries are below normal.
St. Mary’s dam is only 42 per cent full and Waterton dam is only 19 per cent full, “but they have been catching run-off throughout the winter, which is good,” said Healy.