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Issued:  2020.08.14

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

 

Navigation Caution: The average lake level of Lake of the Woods is below navigational chart datum. The Board urges caution when boating on Lake of the Woods.

 


The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.68 m (1058.7 ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level decreased by 2 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to increase by 2 cm over the next week.

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase by 10 m³/s daily as follows:

Friday, August 14: from current 200 to 210 m³/s

Saturday, August 15: from 210 to 220 m³/s

Sunday, August 16: from 220 to 230 m³/s

As a result of these flow changes the Winnipeg River level will increase as follows:

Below Norman Dam: 1.8 cm daily / 5.4 cm total

Above Kimberly Rapids: 1.2 cm daily / 3.8 cm total

At Winnipeg River Marina: 0.8 cm daily / 2.3 cm total

Above Myrtle Rapids: 0.8 cm daily / 2.3 cm total

Above the Dalles: 0.6 cm daily / 1.8 cm total

At Mikani: no change

The current level of Lac Seul is 356.17 m (1168.5 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level increased by 1 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to increase by 6 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 100 m³/s with no changes scheduled.
 



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