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Issued:  2016.08.26

Normally issued weekly on Thursdays but may be issued more frequently or on other days depending on conditions.
 

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.89 m (1059.4 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week, and is expected to decline by 1 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week.

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will decrease from 350 m³/s to 250 m³/s on Monday, August 29th. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately downstream of the Norman Dam is expected to decrease by 22 cm (9 in) in response.

The current level of the Winnipeg River at Minaki is 316.00 m (1036.7 ft). The average river level dropped by 6 cm (2 in) and then rose by the same amount over the past week. The level is expected to change little over the next week.

Manitoba Hydro provided the following forecast on August 24th for the expected level changes on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba over the following week:

Nutimik Lake: decrease by 8 cm (3 in)

Dorothy Lake: decrease by 7 cm (3 in)

Margaret/Eleanor Lake: decrease by 5 cm (2 in)

Sylvia Lake: decrease by 3 cm (1 in)

The current level of Lac Seul is 356.35 m (1169.1 ft), a 25th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1 cm (1/2 in) over the past week, and is expected to decrease by 1 to 4 cm (1 to 2 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 365 m³/s.
 



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