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Issued:  2016.07.22

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 323.06 m (1059.9 ft), a 35th 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 5 cm (1/2 to 2 in) over the next week.

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will decrease from 900 m³/s to 800 m³/s on Monday July 25. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately downstream of the Norman Dam will decrease by 34 cm (13 in).

The current level of the Winnipeg River at Minaki is 316.64 m (1038.8 ft), a 78th percentile level for this time of year. The average river level increased by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to hold steady over the next few days. The river level is expected to decrease by 23 cm (9 in) due to the Lake of the Woods outlfow decrease on July 25. Local rainfall and inflows could affect this prediction.

Manitoba Hydro has provided the following forecast for the expected level changes on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba over the next week:

Nutimik Lake: increase by 3 cm (1 in)

Dorothy Lake: increase by 2 cm (1 in)

Margaret/Eleanor Lake: increase by 2 cm (1 in)

Sylvia Lake: increase by 2 cm (1 in)

The current level of Lac Seul is 356.30 m (1169.0 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 7 cm (3 in) over the past week, and is expected to increase by 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow was increased from 240 m³/s to 290 m³/s on Thursday July 21.
 



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