Issued 2022.01.13

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.60 m (1058.4 ft), a 35th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 1 cm (½ in) over the past week and is expected to decrease by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 225 m³/s.  No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.32 m (1165.7 ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 9 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 9 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 350 m³/s. No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

Issued 2022.01.06

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.59 m (1058.4 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 1 cm (½ in) over the past week and is expected to decrease by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 225 m³/s.  No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.42 m (1166.1 ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 11 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 9 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 350 m³/s. No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

Issued 2021.12.21

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.56 m (1058.3ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 1 cm (½ in) over the past week and is expected to decrease by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase from 200 to 225 m³/s on Wednesday December 22.  The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam is expected to increase by approximately 5 cm (2 in) in response.  The level at Minaki will not be affected by this flow change. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.66 m (1166.9 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 350 m³/s. No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

Issued 2021.12.17

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.57 m (1058.3ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 1 cm (½ in) over the past week and is expected to decrease by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 200 m³/s.  No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.70 m (1167.0 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 10 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 10 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 350 m³/s. No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

Issued 2021.12.08

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.57 m (1058.3ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level changed little over the past week and is expected to decrease by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 200 m³/s.  No flow changes are currently scheduled. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.81 m (1167.4 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 10 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow will increase from 290 to 350 m³/s on Thursday December 9th

Issued 2021.12.02

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.58 m (1058.3ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level changed little over the past week and is expected to change little over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase from 175 to 200 m³/s on Friday December 3rd.  The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam is expected to rise by about 4 cm (2 in) in response.  The level at Minaki will not be affected by this flow change. 

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 fell by 4 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 290 m³/s. 

Issued 2021.11.25

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.57 m (1058.3ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level changed little over the past week and is expected to fall by 1 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase from 100 to 125 m³/s on Friday November 26th, and to 175 m³/s on Monday November 29th.  The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam is expected to rise by about 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in) in response to the two increases.  The level at Minaki will not be affected by these flow changes. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.86 m (1167.5 ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 7 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 10 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow increased from 225 to 290 m³/s on Wednesday November 24th

Over the coming weeks, outflow from both lakes will increase to meet the anticipated winter hydropower demand.  Increases are expected to be gradual and should be complete before an ice cover is formed on the rivers.  Outflow increases will be announced on this Noticeboard. 

Issued 2021.11.23

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.59 m (1058.4ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level changed little over the past week and is expected to fall by 2 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 100 m³/s. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.95 m (1167.8 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 5 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 10 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow will increase from 225 to 290 m³/s on Wednesday November 24th. 

Over the coming weeks, outflow from both lakes will increase to meet the anticipated winter hydropower demand.  Increases are expected to be gradual and should be complete before an ice cover is formed on the rivers.  Outflow increases will be announced on this Noticeboard. 

Issued 2021.11.18

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.57 m (1058.3ft), a 10th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 4 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is scheduled to increase from 90 to 100 m³/s on Monday November 22nd.  The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam is expected to rise by about 2 cm (1 in) in response.  The level at Minaki will not be affected by this flow change. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.93 m (1167.7 ft), a 15th 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 fall by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow will increase from 150 to 225 m³/s on Friday November 19th. 

Over the coming weeks, outflow from both lakes will increase to meet the anticipated winter hydropower demand.  Increases are expected to be gradual and should be complete before an ice cover is formed on the rivers.  Outflow increases will be announced on this Noticeboard. 

Issued 2021.11.15

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.57 m (1058.3ft), a 10th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 4 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 1 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 90 m³/s with no changes scheduled. 

On Thursday November 18th there will be a full outage of both the Norman Dam and Kenora Powerhouse to create a safe work environment for Hydro One to carry out maintenance on the transmission system.  The outage will begin at 8:00am CST and is expected to finish at 11:00am.  The combined flow from the dam and the powerhouse will be reduced from 90 to 15 m3/s for the period of the outage.  Given the short duration of the outage and the time of year, no ecological impacts are anticipated.  The level of the Winnipeg River is expected to drop by up to 10 to 15 cm immediately below the Norman Dam during the outage and should return to the pre-outage level once work is complete.  The level change will be less at locations farther downstream. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.93 m (1167.7 ft), a 15th 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 rise by 1 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow will increase from 75 to 150 m³/s on Tuesday November 16. 

Over the coming weeks, outflow from both lakes will increase to meet the anticipated winter hydropower demand.  Increases are expected to be gradual and should be complete before an ice cover is formed on the rivers.  Outflow increases will be announced on this Noticeboard.