Normally issued weekly on Thursdays but may be issued more frequently or on other days
depending on conditions.|
Water levels throughout the basin are generally below normal for this time of year owing to limited precipitation over the past three months. Additional rainfall will be required to reach normal summer levels in many areas of the Winnipeg River basin.
Lake of the Woods mean water level is above the Nautical Chart datum (322.78 m / 1059.0 ft), however local depths may be as much as 30 cm (1 ft) less than what is shown on Nautical Charts as the water levels shift due to wind.
The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.90 m (1059.4 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 1 to 4 cm (1 to 2 in) over the next week.
Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 275 m³/s.
The current level of Lac Seul is 355.84 m (1167.5 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 1 cm (1/2 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week.
Lac Seul authorized outflow will decrease from 130 to 100 m³/s on Sunday July 22.