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Issued:  2019.05.17

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 322.80 m (1059.1 ft), a 55th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 2 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 was reduced from 700 to 650 m³/s on Friday morning, May 17. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam is expected to decrease by approximately 15 cm (6 in) in response. The river level above the Dalles is expected to fall by about 9 cm (4 in). The level at Minaki should not be affected by this flow change.

Manitoba Hydro has provided the following estimates for level changes in the Whiteshell over the next week:

- Nutimik Lake is expected to fall by 10 cm (4 in)

- Dorothy Lake is expected to fall by 8 cm (3 in)

- Margaret/Eleanor Lake is expected to fall by 5 cm (2 in)

- Sylvia Lake is expected to fall by 3 cm (1 in)

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.22 m (1165.4 ft), a 50th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 9 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 7 to 13 cm (3 to 5 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow will be reduced from 200 to 150 m³/s on Friday May 17.
 



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