Upper Athabasca Region Water Supply and Allocation Study
Alberta Environment & Parks
January 2018 – April 2018
In support of scoping the possible application of a Surface Water Quantity Management Framework for managing water withdrawals from rivers and lakes in the Upper Athabasca Region (UAR) of Alberta, a Water Supply and Allocation Study (Study) was completed by Hatfield in collaboration with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). The objective of the Study was to provide an assessment of surface water supply, allocated water demands, and water stress (proportion of available surface water allocated) in the UAR over the last 30 years. The Study also included a statistical analysis of streamflow trends in the UAR.