Forecast precipitation could ease water shortage Advisories

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
October 30, 2017 - 7:14am

LETHBRIDGE -  With a hot, dry summer and limited precipitation Alberta Environment has had Water shortage Advisories in effect for a number of areas in Southern Alberta since the middle of October.
 
Those areas include the Oldman River Basin, Milk River Basin, Bow River Basin, Battle River Basin, and Red Deer River Basin. 
 
Flows are below Instream Objectives for The Castle River, Crowsnest River, Lee Creek, Mosquito Creek, Pincher Creek, Lee Creak, Milk River the Upper Little Bow River.
 
None of the advisories bring new restrictions on angling in the affected rivers, but many Temporary Diversion Licences (TDL) have been suspended and permits to withdraw water could also be affected.
 
If you there is no significant precipitation soon, the advisories may remain in place until spring run-off, at the earliest. The province indicates licencees should review the conditions of the licences.
 
Alberta Environment has placed advisories for a number of these same locations over the last three years.

Watershortage Advisories  

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