Provisional Data Disclaimer

Alberta Environment routinely collects real-time hydrometeorological data from meteorological and stream gauges using telephone and communications satellites to support its water resources management activities. These gauges are owned and operated by different organizations including Transalta Utilities, Water Survey of Canada, Atmospheric Environment Services, BC Hydro, US Department of Agriculture and the Alberta Government.

Near Real-Time data provided at this site are provisional and preliminary in nature and are not intended for use by the general public. They are automatically generated by remote equipment that may not be under Alberta Government control and have not been reviewed or edited for accuracy. These data may be subject to significant change when manually reviewed and corrected.

The accuracy of the data can be affected by many factors including:

  • malfunction of recording equipment
  • algal and aquatic growth in the stream which affects the stage-discharge relationship
  • backwater from ice or debris such as log jams
  • changes to the stream bed geometry

Please exercise caution and carefully consider the provisional nature of the information provided. The Government of Alberta assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these data and any use of them is entirely at your own risk.