Through our partnerships, we are working to provide a comprehensive, mapping and search tool linked to some of the most exciting and relevant water data available today.
Agriculture, energy, and economic development over the last century have transformed Alberta. However, water often remains the significant limiting factor to population growth, economic development and environmental protection. Whether one considers irrigation, tourism, recreation, or economic development in urban and rural areas, water has been, and remains the key to unlocking new opportunities. When we further add the uncertainties that are associated with climate change, it is clear that an inventory of current water resources is the first step towards prudent water resources management.
This work has been developed by Dr. Stefan Kienzle (Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography) at the University of Lethbridge, with funding and support from the Alberta Water Research Institute, and Alberta Innovates Technology Futures.
Click here, to learn more about the new Alberta Hydro-Climatological Atlas...
Alberta: Maps and Data Summaries
Alberta's River Basins
Advisories & Warnings, Forecaster's Comments, River Ice Reports, Water Supply Outlook, Maps and Data Summaries, and FAQ's for each of Alberta's major river basins.
Maps: Alberta's WPAC's and River Basins
Detailed maps for each of Alberta's WPAC's and major river basins, including an assessment of potential water storage sites and diversion scenarios.
Alberta: WPAC Watersheds - An Interactive Map
A .pdf and interactive map of ten Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) ...with web links back to each WPAC website (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada).
AgroClimatic Information Service (ACIS)
ACIS is supported by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development an interactive tool that provides weather forecasts, current and historic maps, and access weather data received from more than 270 weather stations in and around Alberta. This service was developed to describe Alberta's weather, climate and related agriculture features to help with your long-term planning and decision-making throughout the year.
Throiugh ACIS, you can navigate directly to the viewers by clicking the links below.
Weather Forecasts. View seven day forecasts or several locations as issued by Enviornment Canada.
ACIS Maps. View maps describing precipitation patterns as far back as 1961. Includes total accumulations, extreme occurences, percent of average and frequency of occurence. Also included are maps of soil moisture, temperature, drought indicies, snow packs and more. Over 30 maps are added each week, tracking current conditions.
Station Data. Graph, compare and download quality controlled data in near-real-time for more than 270 stations dating back to April 2005. Also included are other data sets like precipation and temperature normals, temperature extremes, growing degree days, corn heat units and more.
|RSS Data Feeds. Subscribe to the RSS feed and receive and update live quality controlled data feeds from more than 270 stations with hourly and daily weather data from a wide variety of elements like precipitation, temperature, humidity, solar radition, wind speed, soil moisture and soil temperature.|
Updated Daily/Weekly/Monthly Precipitation maps show current accumulated precipatation reports for daily, weekly, monthly, and storm events as well as archives.
Provincial Air Temperature Summary
Provincial Air Temperature Summary Report provides a overview of current air temperatures by river basin, as well as maximum and minimum air temperatures from yesterday to current values.
Environmentally Sensitive Areas
The following document provides an update of the Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) of Alberta including data and map for the province.
Report provides an overview of current reservoir storage conditions by river basin, as well as current capacity as a percent of average and a comparison to last year’s value.
Provincial Natural Flow Summary
Provincial Natural Flow Summary Report provides daily natural flow forecasts for various locations in the Bow, Oldman, Red Deer and South Saskatchewan River Basins.
Canada: Water Maps and Data Summaries
The National Land and Water Information Service provides access to Web sites and tools dealing with land, soil, water, climate and biodiversity resources in Canada.
In this section, find information on water maps, water management, and environment-related water issues over which Environment Canada has jurisdiction.
Natural Resources Canada
Supports "The Atlas of Canada" which has several Water Maps of Canada...even maps for recreational activities like swimming and beach activity, canoeing, kayaking and sailing, power boating and recreational fishing.
While we are developing our Water Maps webpage, please feel free to use these excellent global water maps from the: