Normally issued weekly on Thursdays but may be issued more frequently or on other days
depending on conditions.|
Two uplanned outages at the Norman Dam on Dec 11 and 12 have caused the level of the Winnipeg River to drop by about 20 cm (8 in). The river level is expected to return to what it was on the morning of Dec 11 once the problem at the dam has been resolved. The public is advised to avoid traveling on the river during this time as ice conditions will be unstable. Once flow has been restored and the ice as refrozen, the public is reminded to exercise caution on the ice and follow the ice safety guidelines published by the OPP.
The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.76 m (1058.9 ft), a 45th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 2 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 is 550 m³/s.
The current level of Lac Seul is 356.00 m (1168.0 ft), a 35th 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 decline by 1 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week.
Lac Seul authorized outflow is 200 m³/s.