February 2022

Issues 2022.02.23

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.58 m (1058.3 ft), a 45th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level was unchanged 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 350 m³/s.  Outflow is scheduled to be increased to 375 m³/s on Thursday, February 24 and to 400 m³/s on Sunday, February 27. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below Norman Dam is expected to rise by 6 cm (2 in) following each of these outflow adjustments. Moving downstream from Norman Dam, the river level rise will be smaller with no level change at Minaki expected as a result of the outflow adjustments.

The current level of Lac Seul is 354.84 m (1164.2 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 5 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 5 to 6 cm (2 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 250 m³/s with no changes scheduled.

Issued 2022.02.17

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.58 m (1058.3 ft), a 45th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1 cm (1/2 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 315 m³/s.  Outflow will be gradually increased to 350 m³/s between Friday, February 18 and Monday, February 21. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below Norman Dam will gradually rise by 7 cm (3 in) as a result of these outflow adjustments. Moving downstream from Norman Dam, the river level rise will be smaller with no level change at Minaki expected as a result of the outflow adjustments.

The current level of Lac Seul is 354.87 m (1164.3 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 7 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 6 to 7 cm (3 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 250 m³/s with no changes scheduled.

Issued 2022.02.10

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.60 m (1058.4 ft), a 45th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1 cm (1/2 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 265 m³/s.  Outflow will be gradually increased to 315 m³/s between Friday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 15. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below Norman Dam will gradually rise by 10 cm (4 in) as a result of these outflow adjustments. Moving downstream from Norman Dam, the river level rise will be smaller with no level change at Minaki expected as a result of the outflow adjustments.

The current level of Lac Seul is 354.94 m (1164.4 ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 9 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 7 to 8 cm (3 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow is scheduled to be reduced from 325 m³/s to 300 m³/s on Thursday, February 10 and to 250 m³/s on Tuesday, February 15.

Issued 2022.02.03

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.60 m (1058.4 ft), a 40th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level was unchanged 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 265 m³/s with no flow changes currently scheduled.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.03 m (1164.8 ft), a 15th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 9 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by 7 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) over the next week.

Lac Seul authorized outflow is 325 m³/s with no flow changes currently scheduled.