October 2021

Issued 2021.10.29

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.52 m (1058.1 ft), a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and could rise by up to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. 

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 90 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled.  

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.80 m (1167.3 ft), 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 5 to 7 cm (2 to 3 in) over the next week. 

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 75 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled. 

Issued 2021.10.22

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.50 m (1058.1 ft), a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 1 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in) over the next week. 

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 90 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled.  

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.77 m (1167.2 ft), a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and could fall by 1 cm (½ in) or rise by 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. 

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 75 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled.   

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Manitoba Hydro has provided the following weekly forecast for lake levels along the Winnipeg River in the Whiteshell. For questions related to water levels in this area, please contact Manitoba Hydro. 

Issue 2021.10.14

Over the past week, rainfall was above normal for early October for most of the Winnipeg River basin. This resulted in a modest increase in stream flows in most areas and in inflow to the major lakes. Flows remain seasonally low in most areas, however, as the long-term drought conditions remain in place.

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.52 m (1058.1 ft), a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level rose by 5 cm (2 in) over the past week, and is expected to rise by 1-2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 90 m³/s.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.75 m (1167.1 ft), a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level rose by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week, and is expected to rise by 3-5 cm (1-2 in ) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 75 m³/s.

Issued 2021.10.08

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.46 m (1057.9 ft), a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 1 cm (1/2 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 1 to 7 cm (1 to 3 in) over the next week. 

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 90 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled.  

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.66 m (1166.9 ft), a 5th 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 3 to 9 cm (1 to 4 in) over the next week. 

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 75 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled. 


Manitoba Hydro has provided the following forecast for lake levels along the Winnipeg River in the Whiteshell. For questions related to water levels in this area, please contact Manitoba Hydro.