Since you’ve chosen to begin your journey as a drop of rain landing in the headwaters region of the Bow River, it is likely that you fell sometime between May and August as these are the wettest months of the year with average rainfall of over 30mm per month in places like Banff and Lake Louise1. Due to thecreated by the mountains, precipitation decreases as you move east from the Rocky Mountains towards the Alberta plains.
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