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DateFlagLake of the Woods /
Winnipeg R
Lac Seul / English R
(and occasionally Lake St. Joseph)
2017
2017.03.15STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, teleconference.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, teleconference.
2017.03.03 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 525 m³/s to 575 m³/s. 
2017.02.22  Authorized outflow increased to 525 m³/s.
2017.01.11 Authorized outflow increased to 525 m³/s. 
2016
2016.12.30 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 425 to 475 m³/s. 
2016.12.22 Authorized outflow increased to 425 m³/s. 
2016.11.24 Authorized outflow reduced to 400 m³/s.Authorized outflow reduced to 500 m³/s.
2016.10.14  Authorized outflow increased to 550 m³/s.
2016.10.13STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2016.09.28  Authorized outflow increased to 500 m³/s.
2016.09.22  Authorized outflow increased to 450 m³/s.
2016.09.15  Authorized outflow increased to 400 m³/s.
2016.09.12 Authorized outflow increased to 450 m³/s. 
2016.09.06 Authorized outflow increased to 350 m³/s. 
2016.08.26 Authorized outflow reduced to 250 m³/s. 
2016.08.22 Authorized outflow decreased to 350 m³/s.Authorized outflow increased to 365 m³/s.
2016.08.18 Authorized outflow reduced to 400 m³/s. 
2016.08.11 Authorized outflow decreased to 550 m³/s. 
2016.08.08 Authorized outflow decreased to 600 m³/s. 
2016.08.04 Authorized outflow decreased to 650 m³/s. 
2016.08.02 Authorized outflow decreased to 700 m³/s. 
2016.07.28 Authorized outflow decreased to 750 m³/s. 
2016.07.25 Authorized outflow decreased to 800 m³/s. 
2016.07.21  Authorized flow increased to 290 m³/s.
2016.07.08 Authorized outflow increased to 900 m³/s.Authorized outflow increased to 240 m³/s.
2016.07.04 Authorized outflow increased to 800 m³/s. 
2016.06.30 Authorized outflow increased to 725 m³/s. 
2016.06.29 Authorized outflow increased to 650 m³/s. 
2016.06.17 Authorized outflow increased to 550 m³/s. 
2016.06.16STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2016.06.09 Authorized outflow reduced to 450 m³/s. 
2016.06.06 Authorized outflow reduced to 500 m³/s. 
2016.05.30 Authorized outflow reduced to 550 m³/s. 
2016.05.26 Authorized outflow decreased to 600 m³/s. 
2016.05.24 Authorized outflow reduced to 650 m³/s. 
2016.05.19 Authorized outflow decreased to 700 m³/s. 
2016.05.16 Authorized outflow decreased to 750 m³/s. 
2016.05.05  Authorized outflow reduced to 120 m³/s.
2016.05.03 Authorized outflow increased to 800 m³/s. 
2016.04.27  Authorized outflow increased to 275 m³/s.
2016.04.26 Authorized outflow increased to 750 m³/s. 
2016.04.18 Authorized outflow increased to 650 m³/s.Authorized outflow decreased to 230 m³/s.
2016.04.15LS MIN Lac Seul Minimum end-of-winter level reached, 354.57 m.
2016.04.13  Lac Seul outflow decrease from 375 m³/s to 330 m³/s
2016.04.06 Authorized outflow increased to 600 m³/s.Authorized outflow decreased to 375 m³/s.
2016.03.17 Authorized outflow increased to 550 m³/s. 
2016.03.11LW MINLake of the Woods minimum end-of-winter level reached early due to rainfall, 322.45 m. 
2016.03.08STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2016.02.29 Authorized outflow decreased to 500 m³/s.Authorized outflow decreased to 500 m³/s.
2016.02.24 Authorized outflow reduced to 550 m³/s. 
2016.02.11 Authorized outflow reduced to 600 m³/s. 
2016.02.08 Authorized outflow reduced to 625 m³/s. 
2016.01.28 Authorized outflow reduced to 675 m³/s. 
2016.01.21 Authorized outflow reduced to 700 m³/s. 
2016.01.14  Authorized outflow increased to 550 m³/s.
2016.01.12STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Supplementary Strategy adopted at Regulation Consultation Teleconference.New Lac Seul Supplementary Strategy adopted at at Regulation Consultation Teleconference.
2015
2015.12.17 Authorized outflow increased to 725 m³/s. 
2015.12.09 Authorized outflow increased to 700 m³/s. 
2015.12.02  Authorized outflow increased to 500 m³/s.
2015.11.26  Lac Seul outflow increase from 400 to 450 m³/s
2015.11.23 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 550 m³/s to 650 m³/s. 
2015.11.19 Authorized outflow increased to 550 m³/s.Authorized outflow increased to 400 m³/s.
2015.11.12 Authorized outflow increased to 450 m³/s. 
2015.11.06 Authorized outflow increased to 350 m³/s. 
2015.11.01 Authorized outflow increased to 250 m³/s. 
2015.10.20  Lac Seul outflow decrease to 325 m³/s
2015.10.15STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2015.10.08 Authorized outflow reduced to 200 m³/s. 
2015.10.05  Authorized outflow reduced to 375 m³/s.
2015.10.02 Authorized outflow reduced to 250 m³/s. 
2015.10.01  Authorized outflow reduced to 425 m³/s.
2015.09.29 Authorized outflow reduced to 300 m³/s. 
2015.09.07 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 250 to 350 m³/s 
2015.09.07LS MAX Maximum Lac Seul level for 2015, 356.557 m.
2015.09.04 Authorized outflow increased to 250 m³/s. 
2015.08.28  Authorized outflow increased to 500 m³/s.
2015.08.28 Authorized outflow reduced to 200 m³/s. 
2015.08.25 Authorized outflow reduced to 250 m³/s. 
2015.08.24  Authorized outflow increased to 450 m³/s.
2015.08.14 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease from 400 m³/s to 350 m³/s 
2015.08.13  Lac Seulf outflow reduction from 450 m³/s to 375 m³/s.
2015.08.12 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease from 450 m³/s to 400 m³/s 
2015.08.04 Lake of the Woods outflow reduction from 525 m³/s to 450 m³/s 
2015.07.31 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease from 600 to 525 m³/s. 
2015.07.27 Lake of the Woods outflow reduction from 650 m³/s to 600 m³/s 
2015.07.19LW MAXMaximum Lake of the Woods Level for 2015, 323.008 m. 
2015.07.17 Authorized outflow increased to 650 m³/s. 
2015.07.17  lac Seul outflow increase from 370 m³/s to 450 m³/s due to heavy rainfall increasing inflow.
2015.07.15  Authorized outflow increased to 370 m³/s.
2015.07.13 Authorized outflow reduced to 575 m³/s. 
2015.07.09 Authorized outflow reduced to 650 m³/s. 
2015.06.25STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2015.06.25  Authorized outflow reduced to 300 m³/s.
2015.06.19 Authorized outflow increased to 700 m³/s. 
2015.06.16 Lake of the Woods outflow increased to 640 m³/s 
2015.06.14 Lake of the Woods outflow increased to 600 m³/s 
2015.06.12 Lake of the Woods outflow increased to 560 m³/s 
2015.06.10 Authorized outflow increased to 520 m³/s. 
2015.06.08 Authorized outflow increased to 480 m³/s. 
2015.06.05  Authorized outflow increased to 350 m³/s.
2015.06.03  Authorized outflow increased to 300 m³/s.
2015.06.03 Authorized outflow increased to 440 m³/s. 
2015.05.31 Authorized outflow increased to 400 m³/s. 
2015.05.29 Authorized outflow increased to 360 m³/s. 
2015.05.27 Authorized outflow increased to 320 m³/s.Authorized outflow increased to 240 m³/s.
2015.05.25 Authorized outflow increased to 280 m³/s. 
2015.05.23 Authorized outflow increased to 240 m³/s. 
2015.05.21 Authorized outflow increased to 200 m³/s.Authorized outflow increased to 200 m³/s.
2015.05.11NEWS RLSNews Release Concerning Low Flows in the Lake of the Woods Basin 
2015.04.22  Authorized outflow increased to 150 m³/s.
2015.04.16 Authorized outflow reduced to 175 m³/s. 
2015.04.09LS MIN Lac Seul minimum level for spring reached, 354.72 m.
2015.04.09  Authorized outflow reduced to 100 m³/s.
2015.04.08 Authorized outflow reduced to 225 m³/s. 
2015.04.07  Authorized outflow reduced to 200 m³/s.
2015.04.02 Authorized outflow reduced to 300 m³/s. 
2015.03.31  Authorized outflow increased to 300 m³/s.
2015.03.28LW MINLake of the Woods minimum level for end of winter reached, 322.38 m. 
2015.03.27  Authorized outflow reduced to 225 m³/s.
2015.03.26 Authorized outflow reduced to 350 m³/s. 
2015.03.23 Authorized outflow reduced to 390 m³/s.Authorized outflow reduced to 350 m³/s.
2015.03.10STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2015.02.17 Authorized outflow increased to 450 m³/s. 
2015.01.27 Authorized outflow increased to 425 m³/s. 
2015.01.16 Authorized outflow increased to 410 m³/s. 
2015.01.09 Authorized outflow increased to 380 m³/s. 
2015.01.08  Authorized outflow increased to 425 m³/s.
2015.01.07  Authorized outflow increased to 390 m³/s.
2015.01.02 Authorized outflow increased to 360 m³/s. 
2014
2014.12.24 Authorized outflow increased from 320 to 340 m³/s. 
2014.12.18 Authorized outflow increased from 300 to 320 m³/s. 
2014.11.20 Authorized outflow decreased from 320 to 300 m³/s. 
2014.11.03  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased from 300 to 365 m³/s.
2014.10.24  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 300 m³/s.
2014.10.17  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 275 m³/s.
2014.10.16STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2014.10.10  Lac Seul authorized outflow reduced from 325 to 225 m³/s.
2014.10.09 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow reduced from 370 m³/s to 320 m³/s. 
2014.10.07 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow reduced from 420 m³/s to 370 m³/s. 
2014.09.22 LW outflow reduction from 600 to 420 m³/s 
2014.09.19  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 325 m³/s.
2014.09.18 LW outflow reduction from 750 m³/s to 600 m³/s 
2014.09.15 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow reduced to 750 m³/s.Lac Seul authorized outflow reduced to 250 m³/s.
2014.09.11 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease to 900 m³/s.Lac Seul outflow reduction from 550 m³/s to 450 m³/s
2014.09.08 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease to 1050 m³/s 
2014.09.04 Lake of the Woods outflow reduction from 1200 m³/s to 1150 m³/s 
2014.09.01 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease to 1200 m³/s 
2014.08.26NEWS RLSNews Release concerning Lake of the Woods inflow decline and flow reductions 
2014.08.25 Lake of the Woods outflow reduction to 1300 m³/s 
2014.08.22 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease to 1375 m³/s from 1425 m³/s (Full Open). 
2014.08.22OPG The Lake St. Joseph diversion will be opened by Ontario Power Generation. Inflow to Lac Seul will increase by approximately 140-150 m³/s.
2014.08.18  Lac Seul outflow reduction from 600 to 550 m³/s
2014.07.24LW MAXLake of the Woods peak average daily elevation for summer 2014 is 323.788 m. 
2014.07.08LS MAX Lac Seul peak for summer 2014 is 356.877 m.
2014.06.25CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.06.18STRATEGYNew Lake of the Woods Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.New Lac Seul Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora.
2014.06.18  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 600 m³/s.
2014.06.16  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 575 m³/s.
2014.06.14FULL OPENLake of the Woods outflow increase to 1300 m³/s 
2014.06.13 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 1150 m³/s to 1225 m³/sLac Seul outflow increase from 450 to 500 m³/s
2014.06.12CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.06.12LSJ The LWCB has directed a reduction in Root River Diversion outflow from Lake St. Jospeh to Lac Seul, from 153 m³/s to 10 m³/s, on Tuesday, June 17th.
2014.06.11CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.06.11 Authorized outflow from Lake of the Woods increased to 1150 m³/s. 
2014.06.09CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.06.06 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 1075 m³/s. 
2014.06.02CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.05.30CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.05.28CONF CALLBoard convened an emergency regulation conference call for LW and LS. 
2014.05.20 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 1000 m³/s. 
2014.05.17 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 925 m³/s. 
2014.05.16  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 450 m³/s.
2014.05.15 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 850 m³/s. 
2014.05.14  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 350 m³/s.
2014.05.13 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 775 m³/s. 
2014.05.12  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 250 m³/s.
2014.05.09  Lac Seul authorized outflow increased to 200 m³/s.
2014.05.08 Lake of the Woods outflow increase to 700 m³/s 
2014.05.06 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 600 to 650 m³/s. 
2014.05.02  Lac Seul authorized outflow decreased to 100 m³/s.
2014.05.01 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 600 m³/s. 
2014.04.28 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 525 m³/s. 
2014.04.24  Lac Seul outflow reduction from 200 to 150 m³/s
2014.04.24 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow increased to 475 m³/s. 
2014.04.19 LW outflow increase to 425 m³/s. 
2014.04.15LS MIN Lac Seul end of winter minimum noted, 354.64 m.
2014.04.14  Lac Seul outflow will be reduced by 50 m³/s to 200 m³/s.
2014.04.11  Lac Seul outflow will be reduced by 50 m³/s to 250 m³/s.
2014.04.10 LW minimum level for end of winter recorded, 322.31m 
2014.04.10 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will decrease from 400 m³/s to 350 m³/s on Thursday April 10. 
2014.04.08  Lac Seul authorized outflow is scheduled to be decreased from 375 m³/s to 300 m³/s on Tuesday April 8th.
2014.04.08 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will decrease from 465 m³/s to 400 m³/s on Tuesday April 8. 
2014.03.31 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow decreased from 500 m³/s to 465 m³/s on Monday, March 31st in order to not overshoot the winter drawdown target level. The timing coincides with work being done at the Kenora generating station.Lac Seul authorized outflow decreased from 425 m³/s to 375 m³/s on Monday, March 31st in order to not overshoot the winter drawdown target level. The timing coincides with work being done at the Lac Seul generating station.
2014.03.12  An unscheduled outage at the Ear Falls GS resulted in a decrease in outflow on Monday, March 10. Log operations were initiated to restore the flow but due to severe icing, full restoration of flow could not be accomplished. The new authorized outflow for Lac Seul will be 425 m³/s as of today.
2014.03.11STRATEGYA new strategy for Lake of the Woods regulation covering the end of winter and freshet period was adopted by the Board at a Regulation Meeting with Special Interest Group Representatives and Resource Advisors in Kenora.A new strategy for Lac Seul regulation covering the end of winter and freshet period was adopted by the Board at a Regulation Meeting with Special Interest Group Representatives and Resource Advisors in Kenora.
2014.02.28 Lake of the Woods outflow increased from 475 m³/s to 500 m³/s on Friday, February 28th. This will assist in meeting winter lake drawdown requirements and core winter hydroelectric requirements along the Winnipeg River 
2014.01.29 An unscheduled outage of Kenora Powerhouse resulted in a reduction in LW outflow of 150 m³/s midday. A log operation has been directed to bring restore this flow. 
2014.01.27 Lake of the Woods outflow increase to 475 m³/s from 425 m³/s. This will assist in meeting winter lake drawdown requirements and core winter hydroelectric requirements along the Winnipeg River 
2014.01.24  Lac Seul inflow will be increased to 475 m³/s from 450 m³/s. This will assist in meeting winter lake drawdown and core winter hydroelectric requirements on the English and Winnipeg Rivers.
2014.01.14  Lac Seul outflow decrease by 50 m³/s to 200 m³/s.
2014.01.10  Lac Seul outflow icnrease from 390 m3/w to 450 m³/s.
2014.01.09 Lake of the Woods outflow increase to 420 m³/s from 400 m³/s. 
2013
2013.12.30 Lake of the Woods outfow increase from 375 m³/s to 400 m³/s. 
2013.12.23 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 350 m³/s to 375 m³/s. 
2013.12.16 Lake of the Woods outflow increase from 325 to 350 m³/s. 
2013.12.10 LW outflow increase from 300 to 325 m³/s 
2013.11.15 LW outflow decrease from 325 m³/s to 300 m³/s. 
2013.11.13  Lac Seul outflow reduction to 390 m³/s (all stop-logs in).
2013.11.01  Lac Seul outflow decrease from 475 m³/s to 400 m³/s
2013.10.30 LW outflow decrease from 350 m³/s to 325 m³/s. 
2013.10.17  OPG advised LWCB that the Root River diversion was fully opened on October 17.
2013.10.17STRATEGYA new strategy for Lake of the Woods regulation covering the end of fall and winter period was adopted by the Board at a Regulation Meeting with Special Interest Group Representatives and Resource Advisors in Kenora.A new strategyfor Lake of the Woods regulation covering the end of fall and winter period was adopted by the Board at a Regulation Meeting with Special Interest Group Representatives and Resource Advisors in Kenora.
2013.10.09 LW outflow reduction from 415 m³/s to 350 m³/s. 
2013.09.04OPG OPG has advised the LWCB of a plan for a partial reduction of the Root River (Lake St. Joseph Diversion) flow, from 152 m³/s to 130 m³/s on September 4, 2013
2013.08.31CONF CALLThe LWCB convened a Regulation Conference Call to discuss the current strategy. Following discussion and input from interest group representatives, the Board left the current strategy unchanged.The LWCB convened a Regulation Conference Call to discuss the current strategy. Following discussion and input from interest group representatives, the Board left the current strategy unchanged.
2013.08.20 Lake of the Woods outflow reduction from 450m³/s to 415 m³/s. 
2013.08.16 Lake of the Woods outflow recduction from 500 to 450 m³/s. 
2013.08.02 Lake of the Woods outflow reduction by 50 m³/s to 500 m³/s. 
2013.07.25 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease from 625 m³/s to 550 m³/s. 
2013.07.24  Lac Seul outflow increase by 25 m³/s to 475 m³/s.
2013.07.22 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease from 675 to 625 m³/s 
2013.07.19 Lake of the Woods outflow decrease by 100 m³/s to 675 m³/s. 
2013.07.16 LW outflow to be decreased to 775m³/s on Tuesday, July 16th. 
2013.07.15LS MAX Lac Seul level peaked at 356.45 m / 1169.4 ft.
2013.07.11 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow to be decreased to 845 m³/s 
2013.07.08 Lake of the Woods outflow scheduled to be reduced to 920 m³/s 
2013.06.28  Lac Seul outflow will be increased to 450 m³/s on June 28th.
2013.06.15LW MAXLW level peaked at 323.21 m/ 1060.4 ft. 
2013.06.13STRATEGYNew LW Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, KenoraNew LS Strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting, Kenora
2013.06.12  LS - outflow will be increased from 330 m³/s to 390 m³/s on Wednesday June 12th.
2013.06.03 LW - outflow will be increased from 900 to 1000 m³/s on Wednesday, June 5th.LS - outflow will be increased from 250 to 330 m³/s on Tuesday, June 4th.
2013.06.02 LW outflow to 900 m³/s 
2013.05.30 LW outflow to 750 m³/sLS - outflow increased from 160 to 250 m³/s
2013.05.28 LW outflow to 600 m³/s 
2013.05.27NEWS RLSNew Release to advise of significant outflow increases from Lake of the Woods 
2013.05.27 LW outflow to 550 m³/s 
2013.05.24 LW outflow increase to 500 m³/s 
2013.05.21NEWS RLSNew Release to advise of significant outflow increases from Lake of the Woods 
2013.05.21 LW outflow to 420 m³/s 
2013.05.16 LW - outflow will be increased from 300 to 350 m³/s on Friday, May 17. 
2013.05.04 LW outflow to 300 m³/s 
2013.05.01 LW outflow to 250 m³/s 
2013.04.11 LW outflow decrease to 200 m³/s 
2013.04.08  LS outflow reduction to 160 m³/s
2013.04.02 LW outflow reductions scheduled:
April 2: 400 m³/s
April 4: 320 m³/s
April 8: 240 m³/s
Lac Seul outflow reductions schduled:
April 2: 275 m³/s
April 4th: 200 m³/s
2013.03.28 LW outflow reduction to 450 m³/s.Lac Seul outflow reduction to 350 m³/s.
2013.03.20 LW outflow increase to 500 m³/s 
2013.03.18 LW outflow increase to 465 m³/s 
2013.03.12STRATEGYNew strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting in Kenora.New strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting in Kenora.
2013.02.07 LW Outflow to 420 m³/s 
2013.01.28 LW outflow increase to 400 m³/s 
2013.01.21 LW outflow increase to 350 m³/s 
2013.01.04 LW outflow increase to 300 m³/s scheduled for January 7.LS outflow increase to 370 m³/s scheduled for January 7.
2012
2012.12.20 LW outflow increase to 275 m³/s. 
2012.11.28 LW outflow increase to 250 m³/s on Nov 29. 
2012.10.26  LS outflow increase to 350 m³/s
2012.10.25STRATEGYNew strategy acopdted at Regulation Meeting in KenoraNew strategy adopted at Regulation Meeting in Kenora
2012.10.20 LW Outflow increased to 200 m³/s 
2012.10.16  LS outflow increase to 300 m³/s os on October 17th.
2012.09.20  LS outflow to 230 m³/s on Sep 25.
2012.09.13 LW outflow reduction to 150 m³/s scheduled for Monday Sep 17th.LS outflow reduction to 300 m³/s scheduled for Friday Sep 14th.
2012.09.06 LW outflow decrease to 200 m³/s scheduled for Sep 7.LS outflow decrease to 350 m³/s scheduled for Sep 6.
2012.08.31  LS outflow to be reduced to 390 m³/s.
2012.08.23 LW - outflow will be reduced from 270 to 250 m³/s on Friday, August 24th.LS - outflow will be reduced from 450 to 400 m³/s on Friday, August 24th.
2012.08.10 LW outflow decrease to 270 m³/s. 
2012.08.01  Lake St. Joseph - Ontario Power Generation has advised the LWCB of its plan to reduce flow from the Root River diversion by 25 m³/s on Wednesday, August 1.
2012.08.01  LSouflow increase to 475 m³/s
2012.07.23 LW - outflow will be reduce from 370 to 300 m³/s on Wednesday, July 25th. 
2012.07.20 LW - outflow will be reduced from 400 to 370 m³/s on Saturday, July 21st. 
2012.07.09 LW - outflow will be reduced from 475 to 400 m³/s on Wednesday, July 11th.Pakwash/Manitou - OPG has been directed to maintain the Manitou Falls forebay no higher than 345.6 m.
2012.07.06 LW - outflow will be reduced from 540 to 475 m³/s on Monday, July 9th. 
2012.07.05  Lake St. Joseph - Ontario Power Generation has advised the LWCB that the plan to fully reopen the Root River diversion from Lake St. Joseph to Lac Seul on Monday, July 9th. The new diversion flow is estimated at 150 m³/s.
2012.07.05  Pakwash Lake - Ontario Power Generation has been directed by the LWCB to hold the Manitou Falls forebay to no higher than 345.4 m to help manage the level of Pakwash Lake under the current high flows. (increased from previous directive of 345.25 m)
2012.06.28 LW outflow to increase to 550 m³/s. 
2012.06.21 LW outflow increase to 500 m³/s on June 21. 
2012.06.14STRATEGYLW strategy updated at Regulation MeetingLS strategy updated at Regulation Meeting
2012.06.14  Lac Seul outflow to be increased to 370 m³/s on June 15. A futher increase to 450 m³/s is scheduled for June 18.
2012.06.13 LW outflow increased to 420 m³/s on June 13th. A further increase, to 450 m³/s, is scheduled for June 14th.Lac Seul outflow is scheduled to be increased to 300 m³/s on June 14th.
2012.06.12 LW outflow increase to 375 m³/s 
2012.06.01 LW - outflow will be increased from 275 to 325 m³/s on Sunday, June 1st. 
2012.05.17 LW outflow to be reduced to 275 m³/s on May 18th. 
2012.05.16  OPG has notified the Board that flow out of the Root River diversion dam will be reduced by approximately 30 m³/s on May 17th due to low Lake St. Joseph levels.
2012.05.03  Lac Seul outflow to be increased in two 20 m³/s steps to 175 m³/s by Saturday, May 5th.
2012.04.24 LW outflow to be increased to 300 m³/s on April 25. 
2012.04.16LS MIN LS winter minimum level was 354.46 m / 1162.9 ft on March 17th.
2012.04.16LW MINLW winter minimum level was 322.33 m / 1057.5 ft on March 16th. 
2012.04.12  LS outflow to decrease to 135 m³/s on April 12.
2012.04.04  LS - Outflow will be reduced from 190 m³/s to 165 m³/s on Thursday, April 5th.
2012.03.22  Outflow decrease to 190 m³/s scheduled for Mar 23.
2012.03.15  Lac Seul outflow will be reduced from 240 to 210 m³/s on Friday, March 16.
2012.03.06MEETINGA new strategy was adopted at the Regulation Meeting in Kenora.A new strategy was adopted at the Regulation Meeting in Kenora.
2012.03.01 LW outflow to be reduced to 225 m³/s on March 5.LS outflow to be reduced to 240 m³/s on March 5.
2012.02.24 LW outflow to be reduced to 250 m³/s on Feb 25th.LS outflow to be reduced to 270 m³/s on February 27th.
2012.02.14 LW outflow to decrease to 270 m³/s on Feb 15.LS outflow to decrease to 300 m³/s on Feb 15.
2012.01.12 LW outflow to be increased to 300 m³/s on Friday, January 13. 
2012.01.12REVIEWThe October strategy was amended on a conference call with Representatives.The October strategy was amended on a conference call with Representatives.
2012.01.09  LS outflow to be decreased to 330 m³/s on January 10.
2012.01.07  LS outflow increase to 390 m³/s
2011
2011.11.25 Outflow to be increased to 250 m³/s on Saturday Nov 25th.Outflow to be increased to 300 m³/s on Monday, Nov 28th.
2011.11.10 LW - Outflow will be increased from 150 to 200 m³/s on Friday, November 11.LS - Outflow will be increased from 200 to 250 m³/s on Friday, November 11.
2011.10.28MEETINGA new strategy was adopted at the Regulation Meeting in Kenora.A new strategy was adopted at the Regulation Meeting in Kenora.
2011.09.06 Outflow reduction to 150 m³/s scheduled for Sep 7. 
2011.09.01 LW outflow increase to 200 m³/s. 
2011.08.31  LS outflow ncrease to 200 m³/s on Sep 1.
2011.08.29 LW outflow descrease to 150 m3/ s on August 30. 
2011.08.26  Lac Seul outflow to be increasd to 150 m³/s on Monday, August 29th.
2011.08.08 LW - outflow willbe reduced from 250 to 200 m³/s on Wednesday, August 10th. 
2011.07.28 LW - outflow will be reduced from 300 to 250 m³/s on Friday, July 29th. 
2011.07.25 LW - outflow to be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s on Tuesday, July 26th. 
2011.07.18 LW outflow scheduled reduction to 350 m³/s on July 19th. 
2011.07.14  LS outflow reduction to 100 m³/s scheduled for July 15th.
2011.07.12 LW outflow is scheduled to be reduced to 420 m³/s on Friday, June 15th.LS outflow is scheduled to be reduced to 175 m³/s on July 13th.
2011.07.08 Lake of the Woods outflow is scheduled to be reduced to 525 m³/s on July 11th. 
2011.07.08  Lac Seul outflow was reduced to 250 m?/ s.
2011.07.04 Lake of the Woods outflow is scheduled to be reduced to 625 m³/s on July 6th. 
2011.06.16MEETINGA new strategy was adopted at the Regulation Meeting in Kenora.A new strategy was adopted at the Regulation Meeting in Kenora.
2011.06.16 LW outflow will be decreased to 700 m³/s on Monday, June 20th. 
2011.06.13 LW outflow scheduled to decrease to 800 m³/s on June 15. 
2011.05.05 LW - outflow will be increased from 840 to 900 m³/s on Friday, May 6. (Last authorized outflow was 800 m³/s but outflow has increased with rising lake level.)LS - outflow will be decreased from 365 to 300 m³/s on Friday, May 6. (Last authorized outflow was 350 m³/s but outflow has increased with rising lake level.)

Pakwash - OPG is directed to manage the Manitou Falls forebay such that Pakwash Lake levels are no higher than 346.4 m.
2011.04.21 Lake of the Woods outflow will be increased to 800 m³/s on Monday, April 24th. 
2011.04.20 LW outflow will be increased to 750 m³/s on Thursday, April 21st. 
2011.04.18 LW outflow will be increased to 700 m³/s today. 
2011.04.13 LW outflow to increase to 650 m³/s on April 14th. 
2011.04.12 LW outflow increase to 600 m³/s. 
2011.04.07 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow was modified to 500 m³/s. 
2011.04.07  Lac Seul outflow is scheduled to be decreased to 350 m³/s on Monday, April 11.
2011.04.01LW MINLake of the Woods minimum level for the end-of-winter was 322.409m (1057.77 ft) on April 1, 2011. 
2011.03.30  Authorized outflow was reduced to 390 m³/s.
2011.03.18  Lac Seul outflow will be reduced to 425 m³/s during the week of March 21st.
2011.03.08MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted. Outflow unchanged but has declined to about 525 m³/s with declining lake level since last authorized flow change.LS - new strategy adopted. Outflow unchanged at 500 m³/s.
2011.03.04  Lac Seul outflow was increased to 500 m³/s
2011.03.01  LS outlfow to be restored to authorized outflow of 450 m³/s following decline in lake level since last outflow directive.
2011.01.21  LS outflow to increase to 450 m³/s on January 24, 2011.
2011.01.06 LW outflow will be increased to 550 m³/s between January 6th and 8th. 
2010
2010.12.16  LS outflow will be increased from 350 to 370 m³/s on Friday, December 17th.
2010.12.03  LS outflow is scheduled to be temporarily increased from 350 m³/s to 370 m³/s on Friday, December 3rd in advance of a planned maintenace outage at Ear Falls during the week of December 6th. During the mainteance, outflow will be decreased to 330 m³/s.
2010.11.30  LS outflow will increase from 325 to 350 m³/s on Nov 30, 2010.
2010.11.29 LW outflow will be reduced from 550 to 500 m³/s on November 30th. 
2010.10.28MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted, outflow unchanged at 550 m³/sLS - new strategy adopted, outflow unchanged at 325 m³/s
2010.10.20 Lake of the Woods outflow was decreased to 550 m³/s. 
2010.10.12 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will be increased to 650 m³/s on Wednesday, October 13th. 
2010.10.12  Lac Seul outflow will be decreased to 325 m³/s on Wednesday, October 13th.
2010.10.07  LS - outflow will be reduced on Friday, October 8th from 400 to 350 m³/s.
2010.10.01 LW outflow will be increased to 600 m³/s on Monday, October 4th. Outflows will be significantly smaller during Tuesday, October 5th for planned maintenance outages of the Norman and Kenora powerhouses. 
2010.09.29 LW outflow will be increased by 50 m³/s on Thursday, September 30th to 500 m³/s. 
2010.09.27 LW outflow will be increased by 50 m³/s on Tuesday, September 28th to 450 m³/s. A further adjustment to 480 m³/s is planned for Friday, October 1st. 
2010.09.17 Lake of the Woods authorized outflow was increased to 420 m³/s. 
2010.09.02 Lake of the Woods authorized outlflow was modified to 390 m³/s from the originally scheduled 370 m³/s. 
2010.08.30 LW - outflow will be reduced from 500 to 425 m³/s on Monday, August 30th and further to 370 m³/s on Thursday, September 2nd. 
2010.08.24 Lake of the Woods outflow will be decreased to 500 m³/s on Wednesday, August 25th. 
2010.08.20 Lake of the Woods outflow is scheduled to be decreased to 600 m³/s on Monday, August, 23rd. 
2010.08.17 Lake of the Woods outflows is scheduled to be reduced to 700 m³/s on Thursday, August, 19th. 
2010.08.17  Lac Seul outflow is scheduled to be increased to 400 m³/s on Wednesday, August 18th.
2010.08.16 Lake of the Woods outflow was decreased to 750 m³/s today. 
2010.08.04  Lac Seul outflow is scheduled to be increased to 350 m³/s on Thursday, August 5th.
2010.08.02 Lake of the Woods outflow is scheduled to be increased to 800 m³/s on Tuesday, August 3. 
2010.07.30  Lac Seul outflow was increased to 300 m³/s
2010.07.29 Lake of the Woods outflow was increased to 710 m³/s 
2010.07.28  Lac Seul outflow was increased to 250 m³/s.
2010.07.27 Lake of the Woods outflow was increased to 650 m³/s. 
2010.07.21 Lake of the Woods outflow is scheduled to be increased to 600 m³/s on Thursday, July 22nd. 
2010.07.19 Lake of the Woods outflow is scheduled to be increased to 525 m³/s on Tuesday, July 20. 
2010.07.15 LW - an additional 30 m³/s will be discharged from the Kenora powerhouse from late July 15 to early July 18. This will result in a temporary total Lake of the Woods outflow of about 480 m³/s. 
2010.07.14 LW - outflow will be increased from 370 to 450 m³/s on Thursday, July 15. 
2010.07.13  LS - There will be an 8 our maintenance outage at the Ear Falls and Lac Seul generating stations on Sunday, July 18 when Lac Seul outflows will be only 75 m³/s. The English River below Ear Falls will experience some level fluctuation. To maintain the weekly authorized discharge, outflows will be increased slightly to 215 m³/s for Wednesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 17.
2010.07.05 LW - outflow will be increased from 250 to 310 m³/s on Tuesday, July 6th. Outflow will be tentatively be further increased to 360 m³/s on Thursday, July 8th. 
2010.06.28  LS - outflow will be increased from 150 to 200 m³/s on Tuesday, June 29th.
2010.06.21 Lake of the Woods outflow scheduled to be increased by 50 m³/s to 250 m³/s on Tuesday, June 22nd. 
2010.06.18MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted. Outflow unchanged at 200 m³/s, but outflow increase to 250 m³/s likely for week of June 21, subject to confirmation.LS - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 150 m³/s.
2010.06.11 Lake of the Woods outflow increased by 50 m³/s to 200 m³/s. 
2010.06.03  On Friday, June 4, Lac Seul outflow will be increased to 150 m³/s.
2010.05.14 .On Friday, May 14th Lac Seul outflow was increased by 30 m³/s to 130 m³/s.
2010.04.26 Lake of the Woods outflow was reduced to 150m³/s on Saturday, April 24th. 
2010.04.22 Lake of the Woods outflow was descreased to 200 m³/s on Thursday, April 22nd. A futher reduction to 150 m³/s is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th. 
2010.04.16 LW - outflow will be reduced from 300 to 250 m³/s on Monday, April 19th.LS - outflow will be reduced from 200 to 100 m³/s on Sunday, April 18th.
2010.04.14 LW - outflow will be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s on Friday, April 16th. 
2010.04.12  LS - outflow was reduced from 385 to about 100 m³/s late Sunday, April 11th due to an unscheduled generating station shutdown. Outflow will be adjusted to 200 m³/s late Monday, April 12th, supreceding the planned outflow reduction to 300 m³/s.
2010.04.09 LW - outflow will be reduced from 400 to 350 m³/s on Monday, April 12th.LS - outflow will be reduced from 390 to 300 m³/s on Tuesday, April 13th.
2010.04.08 LW - authorized discharge at current lake & river levels, with all Norman Dam sluices closed, is 400 m³/s. 
2010.03.29 LW - outflow will be reduced from 550 to 420 m³/s in 2 steps scheduled for Wednesday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 6th. 
2010.03.25MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 550 m³/s but outflow reductions to begin the week of March 29th, subject to confirmation.LS - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 395 m³/s (outflow will continue to decline as the lake level drops)
2010.02.26 LW - outflow will be reduced by about 40 m³/s from the afternoon of Tuesday March 2 to the afternoon of Wednesday March 3 to allow for a diving inspection at the Kenora powerhouse. 
2010.02.25  LS - maintenance work the week of March 1-5 will result in variations in the daily outflow.
2010.02.18 LW - outflow will be increased from 485 to 550 m³/s by next week. Note that maintenance will continue until March 4, reducing weekday outflows by up to 15 m³/s. 
2010.02.01 LW - Update - Outflow is being allowed to decline from the authorized flow of 500 m³/s as lake level drops. In addition, scheduled maintenance from Jan 25 to March 4 will result in daily flows lower by by up to 15 m³/s and weekly average flows lower by about 6 m³/s. On January 31, outflow was 490 m³/s.LS - Update - Outflow is being allowed to decline from the authorized flow of 450 m³/s as the lake level drops. By January 31, outflow had declined to 419 m³/s.
2009
2009.12.10  Pakwash/Manitou - The restriction of Oct 13, 2009 requiring OPG to manage the Manitou Falls forebay to maintain Ear Falls tailwater level between 346.2 and 346.4 m is removed..
2009.12.03 LW - Maintenance/upgrade activity at the Norman powerhouse is to be completed on Friday, December 03, along with an increase in authorized outflow from 410 to 500 m³/s. 
2009.11.25  LS - Authorized outflow increased from 370 to 450 m³/s. Outflow will be somewhat less on November 27 and December 1 due to scheduled maintenance at the Ear Falls generating station.
2009.11.19 LW - While the nominal authorized outflow continues to be 410 m³/s, the outflow has been varying, and will continue to vary, as approved by the Board, due to on-going work at the Norman powerhouse.LS - While the nominal authorized outflow continues to be 370 m³/s, the daily outflow has been less at times, and will continue to vary, as approved by the Board, due to on-going work at the Ear Falls and Lac Seul generating stations.
2009.10.23MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 410 m³/sLS - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 370 m³/s
2009.10.14  LS - Outflow will be reduced from 440 to 370 m³/s on Thursday, October 15th.
2009.10.13  Pakwash/Manitou - OPG was directed on October 9th to manage the Manitou Falls forebay so that the Ear Falls tailwater level stabilizes between 346.2 and 346.4 m.
2009.10.08 LW - outflow will be reduced from 460 to 410 m³/s on Monday, October 12th. 
2009.10.01  Pakwash/Manitou - OPG has been directed to operate the Manitou Falls forebay to no higher than 345.25 m. This replaces the August 4th, 2009 directive to operate the forebay between 344.8 and 345.0 m to reduce the impacts of higher flows on Pakwash Lake levels.
2009.10.01  LS - outflow will be reduced from 500 to 450 m³/s on Friday, October 2nd.

LSJ - OPG plans to fully re-open the Root River diversion into Lac Seul on Monday, October 5th. This will increase Root River diversion flow by approximately 80-90 m³/s.
2009.09.25 LW - outflow, and Winnipeg River levels near Kenora, will fluctuate on Monday, September 28th due to maintenance work at the Norman powerhouse. The authorized total outflow will be increased from 420 to 450 m³/s, effective at the end of the maintenance on September 28.LSJ - the partial opening of the Lake St Joseph diversion into Lac Seul was completed on September 24th.
2009.09.22  LS - outflow will be reduced from 550 to 500 m³/s on Wednesday, Sep 23rd.
LSJ - OPG will be increasing diversion outflow to Lac Seul from 15 to 100 m³/s on Wednesday, September 23rd.
2009.08.25  LS - The outflow change tentatively scheduled for Tuesday August 25th has been deferred. Outflow remains at 550 m³/s.
2009.08.20  LS - the outflow increase to 550 m³/s scheduled for Friday, August 21st was completed by Ontario Power Generation on the afternoon of Thursday, August 20th.
2009.08.18  LS - outflow will be increased to 550 m³/s on Friday, August 21st and tentatively to 600 m³/s on Tuesday, August 25th.
2009.08.11 LW - generator repairs at Norman powerhouse completed and outflow restored to authorized 420 m³/s. 
2009.08.05  LS - outflow will be increased from 450 to 500 m³/s on Thursday, August 6.
2009.08.04  Pakwash/Manitou - OPG has been directed to operate the Manitou Falls forebay between 344.8 and 345.0 m to reduce the impacts of higher flows on Pakwash Lake levels.
2009.08.01 LW - outflow temporarily reduced to about 370 m³/s due to a hydro generator outage. 
2009.07.23  LS - Lac Seul outflow will be reduced to 350 m³/s for about 8 hours on Sunday, July 26 due to powerline maintenance work. During the maintenance period, powerhouse flows will be near zero but will partially be made up by additional flow through the dam sluices. The authorized outflow will be re-set to 450 m³/s at the conclusion of this work.
2009.07.22 LW - The Norman Dam will be fully closed on Thursday, July 23rd, reducing Lake of the Woods outflow from 500 to about 420 m³/s. 
2009.07.20 LW - outflow will be reduced from 600 m³/s to 500 m³/s on Tuesday, July 21st. A further outflow reduction is likely on Thursday, July 23rd.LS - approved outflow set to 475 m³/s. Over the past week outflow had been below the authorized outflow of 375 m/s for several days to facilitate powerplant maintenance and then was increased to about 475 m³/s for two days to average 375 m³/s for the week, with the intent of returning to 375 m³/s today. Due to increasing inflows, this was deferred. The upper limit of 346.4 m for Pakwash Lake was continued.
2009.07.15 LW - outflow will be reduced from 700 m³/s to 600 m³/s on Thursday, July 16th. A further outflow reduction is likely early next week. 
2009.07.13 LW - outflow will be reduced from 850 m³/s to 700 m³/s on Tuesday, July 14th. A further outflow reduction may follow on Thursday, July 16th. 
2009.07.08 LW - outflow will be reduced from 1000 m³/s to 850 m³/s on Thursday, July 9th. A further outflow reduction is planned for early next week. 
2009.07.06 LW - outflow will be reduced from 1150 m³/s to 1000 m³/s on Tuesday, July 7th. A further outflow reduction is planned for Thursday, July 9th.LS - outflow was reduced to 100 m³/s at about 6 am today, will be partially increased early Tuesday morning, July 7th, and will be set to 375 m³/s on Tuesday afternoon once the inspection work is complete.
2009.07.03  LS - outflow will be reduced to 100 m³/s for Monday, July 6 and part of Tuesday, July 7 to facilitate inspection work by divers at Ear Falls and Manitou Falls. While river levels will fluctuate as a result, OPG will take steps to minimize fluctuations and to keep the low outflow period as short as possible.
2009.06.30 LW - outflow to be reduced from about 1270 m³/s (full open) to 1150 m³/s on Thursday, July 2nd. 
2009.06.24MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 1280 m³/s (dams fully open)LS - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 420 m³/s
2009.06.23  LSJ - diversion outflow into Lac Seul reduced from 160 to about 12 m³/s.
2009.06.12LW MAXLW - seasonal maximum level reached at 323.30 m (1060.7 ft) 
2009.06.08  LSJ - OPG has notified the LWCB that they plan to reduce LSJ diversion flow into Lac Seul and increase LSJ outflow to the Albany R according to the following schedule: June 15 - increase Albany R outflow from 2 to 60 m³/s; June 16 - increase Albany R outflow to 100 m³/s; June 23 - reduce LSJ diversion flow from 130 to 10 m³/s & increase Albany R outflow from 100 to 200 m³/s.
2009.05.28  LS - outflow will be increased from 320 to 400 m³/s on Friday, May 29th.
2009.05.25 LW - the outlets at Lake of the Woods are fully open as of May 20th; however outflow from the lake will continue to increase slowly as the lake level rises. 
2009.05.15 LW outflow to be increased from 1150 to 1250 m³/s on Tuesday, May 19th. 
2009.05.13 LW outflow to be increased from 1040 to 1150 m³/s on Thursday, May 14th.Manitou/Pakwash - OPG is to manage the Manitou Falls GS forebay so that the Ear Falls tailwater level and Pakwash Lake level are held no higher than 346.4 m.
2009.04.30  LS - outflow will be reduced from 360 to 320 m³/s on Monday, May 4.
2009.04.27 LW - outflow will be increased from 900 to 1000 m³/s on Tuesday, April 28th. (The resulting outflow was about 1030 m³/s.) 
2009.04.22 LW - outflow will be increased from 770 to 890 m³/s on Thursday, April 23rd. 
2009.04.21LS MIN LS - minimum end of winter level of 354.81 m (1164.1 ft)
2009.04.20 LW- outflow increased from 670 to 770 m³/s. 
2009.04.16LSJ MIN LSJ - minimum end of winter level of 372.19 m (1221.1 ft)
2009.04.15  LS - outflow will be reduced from 440 to 355 m³/s by Friday, April 17. (Completed on Thursday, April 16th.)
2009.03.22LW MINLW - minimum end of winter level of 322.45 m (1057.9 ft) 
2009.03.10MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged and continuing to decline as lake level declines.LS - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged and continuing to decline as lake level declines.
2009.02.23 LW - outflow to be increased from 625 to 660 m³/s (plant capacity) on Tuesday, Feb 24th.LS - the new Lac Seul generating station is expected to run continuously at about 130 m³/s, for a total Lac Seul outflow of about 480 m³/s, declining slowly as the lake level declines.
2009.02.19  LS - outflow will vary up to an approved outflow of 500 m³/s as flow through the new Lac Seul generating station is brought up to full plant capacity.
2009.01.29 LW - outflow to be increased from 575 to 625 m³/s effective Monday, February 3rd. (Notes: 1. Due to ice conditions, it may take a few days to fully implement the flow change. 2. Outflow had fallen off the authorized 600 m³/s due to declining lake level.) 
2009.01.28  LS - outflow to be increased from 420 to 470 m³/s effective Friday, January 30th.
2009.01.16  LS - outflow will be temporarily reduced to about 330 m³/s from January 19-21 for OPG maintenance work on the new Lac Seul generating station.
2009.01.09  LS - outflow to be increased from 400 to 430 m³/s effective Monday, January 9th. (Note: due to ice conditions, it may take a few days to fully implement the flow change.)
2008
2008.12.19  LS - outflow will be increased from 360 to 400 m³/s effective Friday, December 19.
2008.12.02 LW- outflow wll be reduced from 650 to 600 m³/s on Thursday, December 4. 
2008.11.27 LW- outflow reduced from 700 to 650 m³/s on Thursday, November 27. 
2008.11.19 LW- outflow will be increased from 625 to 700 m³/s on Thursday, Nov 20. 
2008.11.14 LW - outflow will be increased to 625 m³/s on Monday, November 17th.Manitou/Pakwash - The previous instruction to OPG (Aug 22, 2008) to manage the Manitou Falls GS forebay so that the Ear Falls tailwater level and Pakwash Lake level are held no higher than 346.4 m has been relaxed to 346.5 m..
2008.11.10 LW - outflow to be increased from 425 to 525 m³/s on Wednesday, November 12th. 
2008.11.07  LS - outflow increased from 340 to 360 m³/s.
2008.11.05 LW - outflow increased from 385 to 430 m³/s. 
2008.10.30 LW - outflow increased from 350 to 385 m³/s.LS - authorized outflow increased from 320 to 340 m³/s effective Saturday, November 1.
2008.10.22MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 350 m³/s.LS - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 315 m³/s.
2008.10.20 LW - outflow increased from 300 to 350 m³/sLS - outflow increased from 260 to 315 m³/s (Outflow had increased from the authorized 250 m³/s to 260 m³/s due to increased lake level.)
2008.10.17 LW - An outflow increase from 300 to 350 m³/s has been tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 20.LS - An outflow increase from 250 to 300-325 m³/s has been tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 20.
2008.10.16 LW - Outflow increased from 250 to 300 m³/s on Thursday, October 16. 
2008.10.14 LW - actual outflow was between 207 and 216 m³/s from late evening of Oct 10 through the morning of Oct 14 due to mechanical difficulties at ACH's generating facilities at Kenora. Outflow is to be increased back to the authorized outflow today.LS - outflow reduced to be reduced to 250 m³/s today.
2008.10.07 LW- outflow is being returned to 250 m³/s today. 
2008.10.03 LW - outflow will be temporarily reduced from 250 to 150 m³/s from Saturday, October 4th to Wednesday, October 8th, with a 24-hour period on October 6th-7th when outflow will be approximately 25 m³/s. 
2008.09.18  LS - outflow will be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s on Friday, September 19.
2008.09.12 LW - outflow reduced from 300 to 250 m³/s.LS - outflow will be reduced from 400 to 350 m³/s, tentatively on Monday, September 15.
2008.09.08  LSJ - The Root River diversion to Lac Seul was partially re-opened (to about 80 m³/s) on September 8th and is scheduled to be fully opened on September 11th.
2008.09.02 LW - outflow to be reduced from 400 to 300 m³/s on Wednesday, September 3rd.LS - outflow to be reduced from 500 to 400 m³/s on Thursday, September 4th.
2008.08.26 LW - outflow will be reduced from 500 to 400 m³/s on Friday, August 29th. 
2008.08.22 LW - outflow will be reduced from 650 to 500 m³/s on Tuesday, August 26.Manitou/Pakwash - When Pakwash Lake declines to 346.6 m, OPG has been instructed to manage the Manitou Falls GS forebay so that the Ear Falls tailwater level and Pakwash Lake level continue to decline to, and then are held no higher than 346.4 m.
2008.08.19 LW - outflow will be reduced from 750 to 650 m³/s on Thursday, August 21st.LS - outflow will be reduced from 600 to 500 m³/s on Wednesday, August 20th.
2008.08.13 LW - outflow will be reduced from 850 to 750 m³/s on Thursday, August 14th.LS - outflow will be reduced from 700 to 600 m³/s on Friday, August 15th.
2008.08.08  LS - outflow will be reduced from 780 to 700 m³/s on Monday, August 11th.
2008.08.06 LW - outflow will be reduced from 950 to 850 m³/s on Thursday, August 7th. 
2008.08.02PAKWASH MAX Pakwash Lake reached its summer high water peak level of 347.698 m (1140.7 ft)
2008.07.30 LW - outflow will be reduced from 1065 to 950 m³/s effective today, Wednesday, July 30.LS - outflow will be reduced from 830 to 780 m³/s on Thursday, July 31.
2008.07.24LW MAXLW reached its peak summer level of 232.331 m (1060.8 ft) 
2008.07.21NEWS RLS LS - outflow will be increased from 780 to 850 m³/s on Tuesday, July 22nd.
2008.07.21LS MAX LS reached its summer peak level at 357.002 m (1171.3 ft); Hudson (Lost Lake) peaked at 357.338 m (1172.4 ft).
2008.07.15  LS - outflow will be increased from 700 to 770 m³/s on Wednesday, July 16th.
2008.07.08  LS - outflow will be increased from 600 to 680 m³/s on Wednesday, July 9th.
2008.07.02  LS - outflow will be increased from 545 to 600 m³/s on Thursday, July 3rd.
2008.06.19  LSJ - The second stage of the closure of the diversion into Lac Seul is scheduled for Tuesday June 24.
2008.06.18  LSJ - The partial closure of the diversion dam scheduled for today is deferred to June 19 due to the helicopter becoming unavailable.
2008.06.17  LSJ - The Root River diversion dam, which controls the diversion of water from Lake St Joseph into Lac Seul, will be closed (except for minimum fishery flows) in two steps. The flow will initially be reduced from 160 to about 80 m³/s on Wednesday June 18. The second reduction, to about 10 m³/s, is tentatively scheduled for Monday June 23.
2008.06.13NEWS RLSLW - outflow will be increased from 900 to 1025 m³/s on Monday, June 16th. 
2008.06.10  LS - outflow will be increased from 400 to 500 m³/s on Wednesday June 11.

Manitou/Pakwash - the Manitou Falls GS forebay will be lowered further to a maximum level of 345.0 m to limit the level of Pakwash Lake.
2008.06.09  Manitou/Pakwash - the Manitou Falls GS forebay will be lowered further to a maximum level of 345.5 m to limit the level of Pakwash Lake.
2008.06.05  LS - outflow increase to 400 m³/s scheduled for Thursday, June 5th has been deferred to Friday, June 6th.

Manitou/Pakwash - In conjunction with the Lac Seul ouflow increase, the Manitou Falls GS forebay will be restricted to a maximum level of 345.7 m to limit the rise of Pakwash Lake.
2008.06.04 LW - outflow to be increased from 800 to 900 m³/s on Thusday, June 5th.LS - outflow to be increased from 300 to 400 m³/s oin Thursday, June 5th.
2008.06.03  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level will be restricted to 346.0 m to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash.
2008.05.29MEETINGLW - new strategy adopted; outflow unchanged at 800 m³/s.LS - new strategy adopted; ouflow increased from 230 to 300 m³/s effective Friday, May 30.
2008.05.26 LW - outflow will be increased from 700 to 800 m³/s on Tuesday, May 27. 
2008.05.21  LSJ - Diversion fully reopened (1 sluice had been closed on Nov 29)
2008.05.21 LW - outflow will be increased from 600 to 700 m³/s on Friday, May 23. 
2008.05.15 LW - outflow will be increased from 475 to 600 m³/s on Tuesday May 20. Additional outflow increases by Friday May 23 are likely. 
2008.05.13 LW - outflow will be increased from 400 to 475 m³/s on Wednesday, May 14th and, subject to confirmation, will be increased further to 550 m³/s on Tuesday, May 20. 
2008.05.06 LW - outflow will be increased from 350 to 400 m³/s on Tuesday, May 6th. 
2008.04.29 LW - outflow was increased from 250 to 300 m³/s on Monday, April 28th and will be increased further to 350 m³/s on Tuesday, April 29th. 
2008.04.24  LS - outflow will be increased from 190 to 230 m³/s on Friday, April 25th.
2008.04.15LW MINLW - minimum end of winter level of 322.374 m (1057.7 ft) 
2008.04.15LS MIN LS - minimum end of winter level of 355.069 m (1164.9 ft).
2008.04.14 LW - outflow will be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s on Tuesday, April 15th and further to 250 m³/s on Wednesday, April 16th.LS- outflow change to 190 m³/s completed afternoon of April 14
2008.04.09 LW - outflow reduced from 420 to 350 m³/s.LS - outflow to be reduced from 260 to 190 m³/s on Tuesday, Apr 15.
2008.04.07  Pakwash Lake - the operating restrictions on the Manitou Falls forebay to reduce the impacts of high flows on Pakwash Lake are removed, as flows are now in the normal range.
2008.04.04  LS - outflow will be reduced from 300 to 260 m³/s on Monday, April 7th.
2008.04.03  LS - outflow will be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s on Thursday, April 3rd.
2008.03.26  LS - De-icing of the sluices completed; outflow reduced to 350 m³/s in accordance with strategy, rather than limiting the change to 400 m³/s that had been planned for last week.
2008.03.25  LS - The outflow reduction scheduled for March 20 has not yet been completed, due to a large accumulation of ice in the log sluices. OPG expects to complete the flow change over the next few days.
2008.03.14MEETINGLW - outflow will be reduced from 500 to 420 m³/s on Thursday, March 20th.LS - outflow will be reduced from 460 to 400 m³/s on Thursday, March 20th.

Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash, is reset to 346.0 m in conjunction with the Lac Seul outflow reduction
2008.02.27  LS - Ontario Power Generation plans to cut Lac Seul outflow in half for a period of time on Friday, February 29th to accommodate construction work. This will cause fluctuations in river levels downstream of Ear Falls and may cause unstable ice conditions. Extreme caution is advised if venturing near, or on, the ice.
2008.02.26  LS - outflow to be reduced from 510 to 460 m³/s on Thur, Feb. 28.

Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash, is reset to 345.75 m in conjunction with the Lac Seul outflow reduction on Feb 28.
2008.02.14 LW - With declining lake level, outflow has gradually declined from 600 m³/s in early January to 565 m³/s now. It will be reduced to 500 m³/s on Tuesday, February 19. 
2008.02.05  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash, is reset to 345.50 m effective Thursday, February 7. (Completed Feb 8)
2008.02.04  LS - Outflow will be reduced from 600 to 550 m³/s on Wednesday, February 6. Outflow will be permitted to fall very slowly as Lac Seul level declines.
2008.01.08  LS - Due to declining lake level, the outflow at Ear Falls has fallen to 573 m³/s, more than 25 m³/s below the authorized discharge of 600 m³/s. OPG will adjust outflows back up to the authorized outflow on Wednesday, Jan 9.
2008.01.04 LW- Equipment repairs were completed and outflow was restored to the authorized 600 m³/s late afternoon on 2008.01.04. 
2007
2007.12.31 LW - An equipment failure at the Norman powerhouse has caused a temporary reduction in outflow to about 550 m³/s. 
2007.12.17  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash, is reset to 345.25 m.
2007.12.10 LW - The maintenance work at the Kenora and Norman powerhouses extended into the evening of December 9. LW outflow will be reduced from 700 to 600 m³/s today, Monday, December 10. 
2007.12.06 LW - The authorized outflow will be reduced from 700 to 600 m³/s on Sunday, December 9. Maintenance work at the Kenora and Norman powerhouses on Saturday, December 8 will result in a temporary outflow reduction to about 350 m³/s for a 18-24 hour period. The timing of the authorized ouflow change is to minimize river fluctuations caused by the maintenance work. 
2007.11.29  LSJ - One sluice in the Root River diversion control dam was fully closed, resulting in a diversion flow reduction of about 25 m³/s.
2007.11.28  LSJ - The partial Root River diversion closure has been scheduled for Thursday, November 29.
2007.11.27 LW - Outflow will be reduced from 800 to 700 m³/s on Wednesday, November 28.LSJ - The Root River diversion dam, which controls diversion of water from Lake St Joseph into Lac Seul, will be partially closed over the next week, reducing inflow into Lac Seul by about 40 m³/s.
2007.11.20MINAKI MAXThe Winnipeg River at Minaki reached a maximum level for the year at 316.455 m (1038.2 ft). 
2007.11.19NORMAN MAXThe Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam reached a peak level for the year of 318.064 m (1043.5 ft) 
2007.11.18 LW - Outflow to be reduced from 900 to 800 m³/s on Tuesday, November 19. (Stoplog removal at the Norman Dam had resulted in a flow of about 900 m³/s instead of the authorized flow of 850 m³/s.) 
2007.11.10LS MAX LS level reached a maximum for the year at 356.788 m (1170.6 ft)
2007.11.08NEWS RLSLW - News Release issued. 
2007.11.01 LW - Authorized outflow increased from 800 ot 850 m³/s effective Friday, November 2nd. 
2007.11.01LW MAXLW level reached a maximum for the year at 323.097 m (1060.0 ft). 
2007.10.29 LW - Outflow being increased to 800 m³/s as tentativley planned. 
2007.10.25MEETINGLW - New strategy adopted. Outflow to be increased October 26th from 600 to 700 m³/s and tentatively to 800 m³/s on Monday, October 29th.LS - New strategy adopted. Outflow to be increased from 500 to 600 m³/s today, Friday October 26th.

Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash, is lowered to 345.00 m.
2007.10.22NEWS RLSLW - Outflow to be increased today from 400 to 500 m³/s, and further to 600 m³/s on Wednesday, October 24th. 
2007.10.18  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to limit the rise of levels on Pakwash, is raised to 345.5 m.
2007.10.18 LW outflow increase scheduled for October 19th updated. Outflow will be increased from 300 to 400 m³/s effective Friday October 19th.LS outflow to be increased from 450 to 500 m³/s effective Thursday, October 18th.
2007.10.17 LW outflow to be increased from 300 to 350 m³/s on Friday, October 19. 
2007.10.15 LW outflow will be increased from 250 to 300 m³/s on Tuesday, October 16. 
2007.10.11  Pakwash Lake - The lake level declined from September 23 into October 10 due to a malfunctioning Manitou Falls forebay gauge. The forebay level appeared to be changing little when in fact it was drawn down over 1.6 m. Forebay re-filling started on October 10, resulting in rising levels on Pakwash. However, the Manitou forebay level will be restricted to a maximum 345.25 m to reduce the impact on Pakwash Lake of the planned outflow increases from Lac Seul.
2007.10.10 LW outflow to be increased from 200 to 250 m³/s effective Thursday, October 11.LS outflow to be increased from 350 to 400 m³/s on Wednesday, October 10 and further to 450 m³/s on Friday, October 12.
2007.08.31  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised to 346.0 m.
2007.08.29 LW outflow will be reduced from 250 to 200 m³/s on Friday, August 31st. 
2007.08.15  LS outflow will be reduced from 390 to 350 m³/s effective Thursday, August 16.
2007.08.09 LW outflow will be reduced from 300 to 250 m³/s effective Friday, August 10th.Lake St Joseph - The Root River diversion was fully re-opened on August 8 & 9, increasing Root River discharge into Lac Seul from 14 to about 160 m³/s. The Cedars dam on Lake St Joseph, which discharges into the Albany River, was fully closed on August 8, reducing flow from 150 to 2 m/s.
2007.08.08  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised to 345.9 m.
2007.08.01 LW ouflow to be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s effective Friday August 3.Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised a little, to 345.7 m.
2007.07.31  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised a little, to 345.6 m.
2007.07.26  Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised a little, to 345.5 m.
2007.07.24  Lake St. Joseph - Full closure of the Diversion into Lac Seul (apart from a 10 m³/s fishery flow), originally planned for July 27, will occur today.

Pakwash Lake - The upper limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, imposed to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised a little, to 345.4 m.
2007.07.20  Pakwash Lake - The limit on Manitou Falls forebay level, to ease high levels on Pakwash, is raised a little, to 345.3 m.
2007.07.19  Lake St. Joseph - Following discussion between the LWCB, Manitoba Hydro and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and between OPG and Mishkeegogamang First Nation, the Diversion into Lac Seul will be partially closed on July 20. Full closure is planned for July 27.
2007.07.13  Pakwash Lake - Lower the Manitou Falls forebay progressively to 345.2 m by Monday morning, July 16, in order to approach the target level on Pakwash.
2007.07.11 LW outflow increased from 300 to 350 m³/s.LS outflow increased from 320 to 400 m³/s.
2007.07.06  Pakwash Lake - While the restriction to operate Manitou Falls GS so that the Ear Falls tailwater level does not exceed 346.3 m continues, in addition, operations are to be such that the level of Pakwash Lake will be drawn down to no higher than 346.34 m.
2007.07.03 LW outflow to be increased from 250 to 300 m³/s effective Wednesday, July 4.LS outflow to be increased from 240 to 320 m³/s effective Wednesday, July 4. The restriction on Manitou Falls forebay operations continues.
2007.06.27 LW outflow to be increased from 200 to 250 m³/s effective Thursday, June 28.LS outflow to be increased from 165 to 240 m³/s effective Friday, June 29.

Pakwash Lake - Ontario Power Generation's Manitou Falls forebay level is to be limited so that the Ear Falls tailwater level is below 346.3 m.
2007.06.21MEETINGLW - New strategy adopted. Outflow increased from 150 to 200 m³/s effective Friday, June 22.LS - New strategy adopted. Outflow to remain at 165 m³/s.
2007.06.19  LS outflow increased from 100 to 165 m³/s.
2007.06.18 LW outflow increased from 100 to 150 m³/s. 
2007.06.08  LS outflow increased from 50 to 100 m³/s.
2007.05.15 LW outflow will be reduced from 150 to 100 m³/s effective Wednesday, May 16. 
2007.04.26 LW outflow will be reduced from 200 to 150 m³/s on Friday, April 27th.LS outflow will be reduced from 100 to 50 m³/s on Saturday, April 28th.
2007.04.12  LS outflow will be reduced from 150 to 100 m³/s on Friday, April 13.
2007.04.05  LS outflow will be reduced from 225 to 150 m³/s on Saturday, April 7th.
2007.03.22MEETINGLW - New strategy adopted. Outflow to remain at 200 m³/s.LS - New strategy adopted. Outflow to remain at 230 m³/s.
2007.03.08  LS outflow will be reduced from 315 to about 230 m³/s in two steps on Friday March 9 and Tuesday March 13.
2007.01.25  LS outflow will be increased from 300 to 350 m³/s effective Friday, January 26.
2007.01.24STRATEGYRevised Strategy Adopted. The strategy of 2006Oct26 has been revised.Revised Strategy Adopted. The strategy of 2006Oct26 has been revised.
2007.01.10  LS outflow will be increased from 275 to 300 m³/s effective Thursday, January 11.
2006
2006.12.20 LW outflow will be increased from 150 to 200 m³/s on Thursday, December 21st. 
2006.12.14  LS authorized outflow will be increased from 230 to 275 m³/s effective Friday, December 15.
2006.12.07 LW outflow will be increased from 100 to 150 m³/s effective Thursday, December 7th. 
2006.11.30  LS - outflow will be increased from 200 to 230 m³/s effective Saturday, December 2.
2006.11.15  LS - outflow will be increased from 150 to 200 m³/s effective Thursday, November 16.
2006.10.26MEETINGLW - New strategy adopted. Outflow to remain at 100 m³/s.LS - New strategy adopted. Outflow set at 150 m³/s.
2006.10.20  LS - outflow will be reduced from 155 to 100 m³/s during the period October 23-26 in order to facilitate maintenance work at the Manitou Falls powerhouse. Outflow at Manitou Falls will also be reduced but, in consideration of the fall fish spawn, outflow will not be reduced below 100 m³/s and the tailrace level will not be permitted to decline more than 0.6 m.
2006.10.17  LS - Regulation was reviewed with Board Members following discussion with several local Representatives. Outflow was left unchanged at 155 m³/s.
2006.09.21  LS outflow will be reduced from 200 to 155 m³/s effective Friday, September 22.
2006.09.14  LS outflow will be reduced from 240 to 200 m³/s effective Friday, September 15.
2006.09.05 LW outflow will be reduced from 150 to 100 m³/s effective Wednesday, September 6th. 
2006.07.23LS MAX LS - reached its maximum level for the year at 356.43 m (1169.4 ft)
2006.07.17 LW outflow will be reduced from 200 to 150 m³/s effective Tuesday, July 18th. 
2006.07.03LSJ MAX LSJ - maximum level for the year reached at 373.01 m (1223.8 ft)
2006.06.30  LS outflow will be increased from 160 to about 230 m³/s on Saturday, July 1.
2006.06.26 LW outflow to be reduced from 300 to 250 m³/s on Tuesday, June 27 and further to 200 m³/s on Thursday, June 29. 
2006.06.22 LW outflow to be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s effective today. 
2006.06.15 LW outflow will be reduced from 400 to 350 m³/s on Monday, June 19. 
2006.06.14MEETINGLW - New strategy adopted.LS - New strategy adopted.
2006.06.09 LW outflow will be reduced from 500 to 400 m³/s on Monday, June 12.LS outflow will be reduced from 230 to 170 m³/s on Monday, June 12.

Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to operate the Manitou Falls forebay such that the level of the lake does not exceed 346.3 m (replaces the forebay level restriction set on June 2).
2006.06.05 LW outflow will be reduced from 570 to 500 m³/s on Tuesday, June 6th. 
2006.06.02  Pakwash Lake - To provide some relief from the current relatively high levels, OPG directed to lower the Manitou Falls forebay level to 345.9 m.
2006.05.19LW MAXLW - reached its maximum level for the year at 322.83 m (1059.2 ft) 
2006.05.03 LW outflow will be reduced to 590 m³/s by Thursday, May 4.LS outflow reduced to 230 m³/s on Tuesday, May 3.

In addition, maintenance work being carried out at the Ear Falls and Manitou Falls generating stations from May 1 to May 5 will cause some water level and flow fluctuations on the English River below Ear Falls and below Manitou Falls. OPG will attempt to minimize the impacts of this necessary work.
2006.04.27 LW outflow to be reduced from 700 to 650 m³/s effective today. 
2006.04.11LS MIN LS at it's end of winter minimum level of 354.96 m (1164.6 ft). Refill starts.
2006.04.10 LW outflow will be increased from 520 to about 610 m³/s on Tuesday, April 11 and further to 700 m³/s on Thursday, April 13.LS outflow will be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s on Wednesday, April 12.
2006.04.05  LS - Outflow will be reduced from 420 to 350 m³/s effective Friday, April 7. (Outflow had gradually declined from the authorized 450 m³/s due to declining lake level.)
2006.03.30MEETINGLW - New strategy adopted.LS - New strategy adopted.
2006.03.29LW MINLW at it's end of winter minimum level of 322.34 m (1057.5 ft). Refill starts. 
2006.03.21 LW outflow reduced from 580 to 500 m³/s. (Due to ice removal requirements, the change may take several days.) 
2006.03.13  LS outflow to be reduced by up to 100 m³/s for March 14-16 to facilitate work by Ontario Power Generation related to construction of a new powerhouse at Ear Falls.
2006.02.21 LW outflow to be reduced to 585 m³/s effective Wednesday, February 22. Due to declining lake level, outlfow had gradually declined to 635 m³/s from the previously authorized flow of 650 m³/s. 
2006.01.09 LW - outflow has been running below the authorized discharge of 650 m³/s due to mechanical issues at the powerhouses in Kenora. Full powerhouse flow capacity is expected to resume on Wednesday, January 11. At that time, flow will be set to 660 m³/s to make up some of the deficit from the authorized incurred over the past 3 weeks.LS - outflow will be increased from 400 to 450 m³/s on Wednesday, January 11.
2005
2005.12.20 LW - outflow to be increased from 600 to 650 m³/s on Wednesday, December 21st.LS - outflow to be increased from 300 to 400 m³/s on Wednesday, December 21.
2005.12.12 LW - outflow to be increased from 550 to 600 m³/s by Tuesday, December 13. 
2005.11.29 LW - outflow to be increased from 500 to 550 m³/s by Thursday, December 1. (Note: outflow had stabilized at 500 m³/s after the last outflow change.) 
2005.11.18 LW - outflow to be increased from 420 to 520 m³/s on Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22. 
2005.11.15 LW - outflow to be increased from 350 to 420 m³/s effective Thursday, November 17, 2005. 
2005.11.10  LS - The log operation at the dam resulted in an outflow of about 300 m³/s.
2005.11.07 LW - outflow to be increased from 300 to 350 m³/s effective Wednesday, November 9, 2005.LS - outflow to be increased from 230 to 280 m³/s effective Wednesday, November 10, 2005.
2005.10.27MEETINGOutflow unchanged at 300 m³/s. New strategy adopted.Outflow unchanged at approximately 230 m³/s. New strategy adopted.
2005.09.08 LW - outflow to be reduced to 300 m³/s effective Friday, September 9.LS - outflow to be reduced to about 240 m³/s effective Friday, September 9.
2005.09.02 LW - Outflow to be reduced from 415 to 350 m³/s effective Monday, September 5th. Abitibi-Consolidated will be temporarily reducing outflows for 8 hours on Monday September 5th to about 100-150 m³/s to carry out electrical system maintenance. The outflow change will be effective at the end of that outage. 
2005.08.24  Root River Diversion - Ontario Power Generation fully reopened the Root River diversion into Lac Seul, increasing discharge from about 65 to 125 m³/s.
2005.08.16  Root River Diversion - Ontarion Power Generation is partially re-opening the Root River diversion into Lac Seul, increasing flow from about 15 to about 65 m³/s.
2005.08.12  Pakwash Lake - restrictions on OPG's operations of the Manitou Falls forebay operations removed.
2005.08.10 LW outflow reduction to be reduced from 600 to 420 m³/s effective Thursday, August 11. 
2005.08.08  Pakwash Lake - OPG was advised that they may start raising the Manitou Falls forebay slowly as of this date. Following the August 10th scheduled Lac Seul outflow change, Manitou Falls forebay will be operated to no higher than 345.8 m.
2005.08.08 LW outflow to be reduced from 700 to 600 m³/s effective Tuesday, August 9th.LS outflow to be reduced from 440 to 375 m³/s by Wednesday, August 10th. (Outflow change revised from 400 to 375 m³/s.)
2005.08.03  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to operate the Manitou Falls forebay to no higher than 345.25 m.
2005.08.02 LW outflow reduced from 750 to 700 m³/s. 
2005.07.27 LW outflow will be reduced to 750 m³/s on July 28.LS outflow will be reduced to 440 m³/s on July 28.
2005.07.25 LW outflow will be reduced from about 1200 to about 950 m³/s on Tuesday, July 26. 
2005.07.20NEWS RLSLW outflow will be reduced from about 1380 to about 1200 m³/s beginning Wednesday, July 20. 
2005.07.19PAKWASH MAX Pakwash Lake summer level peaked at 346.77 m (1137.7 ft). Note that this was 10 cm below the peak set on April 16 at 346.87 m (1138.0 ft).
2005.07.13LS MAX LS level peaked at 356.85 m (1170.8 ft), 5 cm (2 in) below the top of the normal operating range.
2005.07.12MINAKI MAXThe Wpg River level at Minaki peaked at 317.37 m (1041.2 ft) 
2005.07.11  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to operate the Manitou Falls forebay to no higher than 345.0 m.
2005.07.11  LS - The outflow increase to 600 m³/s tentatively scheduled for today has been deferred due to a decline in inflow to Lac Seul. The increase may proceed at a later date, if necessary, in accordance with the Strategy.
2005.07.07NORMAN MAXThe Wpg River level below the Norman Dam peaked at 319.32 m (1047.6 ft) 
2005.07.07LW MAXLW level peaked at 323.50 m (1061.4 ft), 3 cm (1 in) above the top of the normal operating range. 
2005.07.04  LS outflow to be increased from 500 to 550 m³/s on Friday, July 8 and tentatively to 600 m³/s on Monday, July 11.
2005.06.30NUTIMIK MAXNutimik Lake level peaked at 276.59 m (907.4 ft) 
2005.06.30  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to lower the Manitou Falls forebay to 345.25 m in advance of the Lac Seul outflow increase to reduce impacts on the English River and Pakwash Lake.
2005.06.30  LS outflow to be increased from 425 to 500 m³/s on Wednesday, July 6.
2005.06.09NEWS RLSThe Norman Dam will be fully opened June 9-10. (Only 15 out of some 250 stop-logs remain in its sluices; current outflow is about 1175 m³/s.)LSJ Diversion into Lac Seul will be mostly closed on June 13, reducing flow by 120 m³/s. (Reduction in one step, instead of two as previously planned, due to rate of rise of Lac Seul.)
2005.06.06 LW outflow to be increased from 1000 to 1150 m³/s on Monday and Tuesday, June 6-7.LSJ Diversion into Lac Seul (currently 132 m³/s) to be reduced by 60 m³/s on June 13-14 and by a further 60 m³/s on June 20-21 (2nd step subject to confirmation).
2005.06.02MEETINGLW outflow increased from 900 to 1000 m³/s. New strategy adopted.LS outflow to remain at 400 m³/s. New strategy adopted.
2005.05.31NEWS RLSLW outflow increased from 800 to 900 m³/s.LS outflow to be increased from 300 to 400 m³/s on June 1.
2005.05.30 LW outflow increased from 700 to 800 m³/s. 
2005.05.29 LW outflow was only increased to 650 m³/s on May 26. Abitibi had planned to return a generator to service on May 27 that had been shut down for repairs but this did not happen until Sunday, May 29. Once the unit was brought online, total outflow was about 690 m³/s. 
2005.05.27  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to lower the Manitou Falls forebay to, and maintain it no higher than, 345.75 m.) Due to the May 25-26 rain event, the May 24 directive no longer appropriate.)
2005.05.25 LW outflow to be increased from 575 to 700 m³/s on Thursday and Friday, May 26 & 27. 
2005.05.24  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to manage Manitou Falls forebay to target for a Pakwash Lake level between 346.1 and 346.3 m.
2005.04.28 LW outflow reduced from 630 to 550 m³/s.LS outflow will be set at 300 m³/s at the conclusion of Ontario Power Generation's maintenance, down from the outflow of 430 m³/s in place before the maintenance began.
2005.04.25 LW outflow has risen slowly with the rise in lake level and is currently near 630 m³/s.LS outflow into the English River will be reduced and will fluctuate during the period of April 25th through April 28th due to scheduled maintenance by Ontario Power Generation at the Ear Falls and Manitou Falls generating stations. This will cause fluctuations in river levels below the Ear Falls and Manitou Falls dams. Outflows from the Ear Falls dam are scheduled to be reduced to as low as 100 m³/s but should average 340 m³/s over the week.
2005.04.18  LS outflow reduction did not hit the 400 target set and is increasing slowly with increasing lake level. Current outflow is 431 m³/s.
2005.04.16PAKWASH MAX Pakwash Lake level peaked at 346.87 m (1138.0 ft).
2005.04.13  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to lower the Manitou Falls forebay to, and maintain it no higher than, 345.8 m.
2005.04.11  LS outflow will be reduced from 470 to 400 m³/s by Tuesday, April 12. (Outflow had declined from the previous authorized outflow of 500 m³/s due to declining lake level.)
2005.04.08LS MIN LS reached its end of winter minimum of 355.04 m (1164.8 ft). Refill starts
2005.04.02LW MINLW reached its end of winter minimum of 322.52 m (1058.1 ft). Refill starts. 
2005.03.10MEETINGLW outflow unchanged at 600 m³/s. New strategy adopted.LS outflow unchanged at 500 m³/s. New strategy adopted.
2005.03.03  LSJ Diversion nearly fully opened (a few logs left in one sluice) by Ontario Power Generation, increasing Root River Diversion flow from approximately 90 to 120 m³/s.
2005.02.15 LW outflow will be increased from 550 to 600 m³/s on Wednesday, February 16. 
2005.01.25 LW outflow increased from 500 to 550 m³/s. 
2004
2004.12.08 LW outflow reduced from 600 to 500 m³/s. 
2004.11.25 LW outflow to be reduced from 700 to 600 m³/s by Friday, November 26th. 
2004.11.19  Root River diversion from Lake St Joseph to Lac Seul partially opened by Ontario Power Generation to about 110 m³/s.
2004.11.16  Ontario Power generation partially reopened the Root River diversion from Lake St Joseph into Lac Seul from 15 m³/s to about 30 m³/s.
2004.11.10  Lac Seul declined below 356.6 m (1170 ft), the level above which the LWCB has authority over the Lake St Joseph Root River diversion into Lac Seul.
2004.11.10 LW outflow to be increased from 625 to 700 m³/s effective Thursday, November 11. 
2004.11.03 LW outflow to be increased from 525 to 625 m³/s effective Thursday, November 4th. 
2004.11.01 LW outflow to be increased from 420 to 525 m³/s effective Tuesday, November 2nd. 
2004.10.21  LS outflow reduced from 650 to 500 m³/s.
2004.10.18 LW outflow reduced from 500 to 420 m³/s effective Monday, October 18. 
2004.10.13 LW outflow to be reduced today from 700 to 600 m³/s and further to 500 m³/s on Friday, October 15. 
2004.10.07MEETINGLW outflow unchanged at 700 m³/s. New strategy adopted.LS outflow unchanged at 650 m³/s. New strategy adopted.
2004.09.30PAKWASH MAX Pakwash Lake level peaked for the year - 347.15 m (1138.9 ft)
2004.09.28 Abitibi directed to open 1 sluice today to compensate for a flow reduction at the Kenora powerhouse during maintenance work there. 
2004.09.24LS MAXLW outflow will be increased on Friday, September 24 from 600 to 700 m³/s.LS level peaked for the year - 356.93 m (1171.0 ft)
2004.09.21 LW outflow will be increased from 500 to 600 m³/s on Wednesday, September 22.LS outflow increased from 520 to 650 m³/s. The amount of increase, originally scheduled to be to 600 m³/s, was increased due to additional rainfall.
2004.09.20 LW outflow is being increased from 420 to 500 m³/s effective Monday, September 20.LS outflow is being increased from 520 to 600 m³/s by Tuesday, September 21.
2004.09.13  Lake St. Joseph diversion closed to minimum flow (10 m³/s minimium is maintained for fishery purposes when the diversion is closed.)
2004.09.12 LW authorized outflow increased from 360 to 420 m³/s. 
2004.09.10 LW outflow will be increased from 300 to 360 m³/s effective Friday, September 10th.The Lake St. Joseph diversion into Lac Seul will be partially closed early in the week of September 12th. The reduction in diversion flow will likely be at least 100 m³/s, with the exact amount to be set on the day of closure.
2004.09.08 LW outflow will be increased from 225 to 300 m³/s effective Wednesday, September 8th.LS outflow will be increased from 430 to 500 m³/s effective Thursday, September 9th. The Manitou Falls forebay will be lowered further to 345.2 m.
2004.09.07  The level of the Manitou Falls forebay will be lowered to 345.4 m (it averaged 346.1 m yesterday) to provide some relief from high water levels on the English River below Ear Falls and on Pakwash Lake.
2004.08.27 LW outflow will be reduced from 300 to 225 m³/s effective Saturday, August 28th.LS outflow will be increased from 375 to 425 m³/s effective Monday, August 30th.
2004.08.13 LW outflow will be reduced from 350 to 300 m³/s effective Saturday, August 14th. 
2004.08.06 LW outflow to be reduced from 420 to 350 m³/s effective Sunday, August 8th.LS outflow to be reduced from 435 to 375 m³/s by Wednesday, August 11th.
2004.08.04 LW outflow will be reduced from 500 to 420 m³/s effective Thursday, August 5th. 
2004.07.30 LW outflow will be reduced from 600 to 500 m³/s effective Monday, August 2nd. 
2004.07.27 LW outflow will be reduced from 700 to 600 m³/s effective 2004.07.28. 
2004.07.12  The Lake St Joseph diversion was fully reopened., increasing diversion flow from about 80 to 155 m³/s.
2004.07.05 LW outflow will be reduced from 800 to 700 m³/s effective Wednesday, July 7. 
2004.06.28 LW outflow reduced from 1000 to 800 m³/s. 
2004.06.23 LW outflow will be reduced from 1200 to 1000 m³/s effective Thursday, June 24.LS outflow will be reduced from 500 to 425 m³/s effective Thursday, June 24.
2004.06.21NUTIMIK MAXNutimik Lake level peaked for the year - 276.23 m (906.3 ft) 
2004.06.18MINAKI MAXWpg R level at Minaki peaked for the year - 317.16 m (1040.6 ft) 
2004.06.17MEETINGLW outflow unchanged at 1200 m³/s. New strategy adopted.LS outflow unchanged at 500 m³/s. New strategy adopted.
2004.06.13NORMAN MAXWinnipeg River level immediately below the Norman Dam peaked for the year - 319.09 m (1046.9 ft) 
2004.06.12LW MAXLW maximum for the year - 323.35 m (1060.9 ft) 
2004.06.09  The Lake St. Joseph Root River diversion into Lac Seul will be partially closed on Wednesday, June 16. Diversion outflow will be reduced from approximately 140 to 70 m³/s.
2004.06.08  Lac Seul outflow will be increased from 440 to 500 m³/s effective Thursday, June 10.
2004.06.07NEWS RLSLW outflow being increased from 1100 to 1200 m³/s today.LS outflow being increased from 340 to 440 m³/s today.
2004.05.31 LW outflow to be increased from 985 to 1100 m³/s effective immediately.LS outflow to be increased from 240 to 340 m³/s effective Tuesday, June 1.
2004.05.27NEWS RLSLW outflow will be increased from 870 to 970 m³/s effective Friday, May 28. News release issued.LS outflow will be increased from 150 to 230 m³/s effective Friday, May 28. News release issued.
2004.05.18NEWS RLSLW outflow will be increased from 700 to 850 m³/s effective Wednesday, May 19. News release issued.LS outflow will be increased from 100 to 150 m³/s effective Thursday, May 20.
2004.05.17 LW outflow increased further to 700 m³/s. Further outflow increases are likely later this week. 
2004.05.13NEWS RLSLW outflow to be increased from 420 to 550 m³/s on Friday, May 14 due to severe storm that dropped 100+ mm on the Lake of the Woods basin. News Release issued. 
2004.05.07  LS reached 354.09 m (1161.7 ft)
2004.04.30  LS outflow reduced from 125 to 100 m³/s.
2004.04.28 LW outflow increased from 375 to 420 m³/s. 
2004.04.22  LS reached 354.79 m (1164.0 ft)
2004.04.16  LS outflow reduced from 175 to 125 m³/s.
2004.04.13  Pakwash Lake - OPG directed to lower the Manitou Falls forebay and maintain it no higher than 345.8 m to control levels on Pakwash Lake.
2004.04.13  LS outflow reduced from 225 to 175 m³/s.
2004.04.08 LW outflow increased from 325 to 375 m³/s 
2004.04.03LS MIN LS reached its end of winter minimum of 354.63 m (1163.5 ft). Refill starts.
2004.04.02  OPG advised that all sluices were closed as of noon today. Total LS outflow is now approximately 230 m³/s.
2004.03.30  LS outflow to be reduced from 325 to 230 m³/s (all sluices closed) over the next 3 days.
2004.03.27LW MINLW reached its end of winter minimum of 322.38 m (1057.7 ft). Refill starts 
2004.03.26  LS outflow reduction to 325 m³/s completed.
2004.03.24  LS outflow to be reduced from 400 to 325 m³/s by Friday, March 26.
2004.03.19  LS outflow reduction scheduled for March 17 was delayed due to a large amount of accumulated ice on the Ear Falls dam sluices. The change is expected to be completed today.
2004.03.15 Increase LW outflow from 275 to 325 m³/s effective March 16.Reduce LS outflow from 460 to 400 m³/s effective March 17. Outflow will continue to decline with falling lake level.
2004.03.11MEETING New strategy adopted. LW outflow unchanged at 275 m³/s.New strategy adopted. LS outflow unchanged at 470 m³/s and declining with lake level.
2004.03.03 LW outflow reduced from 325 to 275 m³/s. 
2004.02.25 LW outflow reduced from 375 to 325 m³/s.LS outflow increased from approx 450 to 490 m³/s. (Discharges had declined with falling lake level.)
2004.02.11 LW outflow increased from 350 to 375 m³/s. 
2004.02.03  LS outflow increased from approx 455 to 490 m³/s. (Discharges had declined with falling lake level.)
2004.01.27 LW outflow increased from 325 to 350 m³/s. 
2004.01.12  LS outflow increased from 440 to 480 m³/s as per January 6 decision.
2004.01.07 LW outflow increased from 280 to 325 as per January 6 decision. (Following a request by ACCC to increase outflow a day early, the Board advanced the increase.) 
2004.01.06 Increase LW outflow from 280 to 325 effective January 8 am.Increase LS outflow from 440 to 480 by Monday January 12.
2003
2003.12.19 Increase LW outflow from 250 to 280 on December 20 am. 
2003.12.15 Increase LW outflow from 225 to 250 effective 8:00 am December 16. 
2003.12.08 Increase LW outflow from 200 to 225 effective noon December 10. 
2003.12.04CONF CALLLW strategy modified.LS strategy modified.
2003.11.26 Increase LW outflow from 150 to 200 effective noon November 27.LS outflow to be increased from 415 to 465 m³/s effective November 28.
2003.11.17 LW outflow increased from 125 to 150 m³/s. 
2003.11.07  LS outflow increased from 350 to 400 m³/s.
2003.10.31  LS outflow increased from 300 to 350 m³/s.
2003.10.30LS MAX Maximum LS mean lake level for the season (Apr-Oct) at 356.33 m.
2003.10.24  LS outflow increased from 230 to 300 m³/s. Increase advanced from October 27 following an OPG request and Board approval to do so. Continuing to use same outflow computation as last few years.
2003.10.20  LS outflow increased from 200 to 230 m³/s.
2003.10.13  LS outflow increased from 150 to 200 m³/s.
2003.10.06  LS outflow increased from 100 to 150 m³/s.
2003.10.05 LW outflow increased from 100 to 125 m³/s. 
2003.10.01 LW outflow not increased as scheduled (See September 24). ACCC requested, and was granted, an extension to October 5 due to mill shutdown. 
2003.09.27  LS outflow increased from 50 to 100 m³/s.
2003.09.24MEETINGNew strategy adopted. LW outflow to be increased from 100 to 125 m³/s effective October 1. Unit must be brought back on at Norman (currently shut down) to provide extra water in channel for whitefish spawn.New strategy adopted. Outflow to be increased from 50 to 100 m³/s effective September 27.
2003.09.16  LSJ: OPG fully opened Root Dam. Diversion flow increased from 55 m³/s to 90+ m³/s.
2003.08.28 LW outflow to be reduced from 150 to 100 m³/s effective August 29 in accordance with the Board strategy to reduce outflow to 100 if LW level fell below 322.40 m. (Level fell below 322.40 m on Aug 24 but reduction was delayed until rainfall of Aug 27-28 could be assessed.) 
2003.08.18 LW outflow returned - in stages - to 150 m³/s.LS outflow returned - in stages - to 50 m³/s.
2003.08.15 Due to the massive power blackout in eastern North America and a request from OPG for more water for power generation in northwestern Ontario to help out southern Ontario, LW outflow was increased - in 2 stages - from 150 to 250 m³/s.LS outflow increased from 50 to 230 m³/s - in stages - to assist with recovery from the eastern North America power blackout. (See note for LW.)
2003.07.06LW MAXMaximum LW level for the season (Apr-Oct) at 322.51 m. 
2003.06.20MEETINGNew strategy adopted. LW outflow to remain at 150 m³/s.New strategy adopted. LS outflow to remain at 50 m³/s.
2003.06.09  LSJ: OPG placed 2 logs in each sluice of the diversion dam (with spacers) to reduce diversion flow from 60 to 30 m³/s.
2003.05.06 LW outflow reduced from 200 to 150 m³/s effective May 7 with level flat at 322.37 m. Although the strategy called for reduction to 150 m³/s when a level of 322.25 m was anticipated, it was decided to make this reduction in advance of walleye spawning - this was done in concurrence with fisheries managers.LS outflow to be reduced from 100 to 50 m³/s effective May 6. No peaking permitted at Manitou Falls G.S. through the spawn period.
2003.03.25LS MIN LS minimum level for the spring season at 354.33 m.
2003.03.21LW MINLW minimum level for the spring season at 322.34 m 
2003.03.20MEETINGNew strategy adopted. LW outflow to remain at 200 m³/s.Reduce LS outflow from 220 to 180 m³/s effective March 24 and to 100 m³/s effective March 31.
2003.03.16  LS outflow reduction completed as per March 6 decision.
2003.03.14  LS scheduled outflow reduction delayed due to the large amount of accumulated ice on the Ear Falls sluices. OPG advised that crews would work through the weekend to remove ice.
2003.03.10  Reduce LS outflow to Ear Falls plant capacity (220 m³/s) by Friday, March 14th. (Current outflow had declined to 298 m³/s due to falling lake level.)
2003.03.06 Reduce LW outflow from 250 to 200 m³/s effective midnight March 7. 
2003.01.07 LW outflow increased from 200 to 250 m³/s.Increase LS outflow to 350 m³/s effective January 8. (Due to falling lake level, current outflow had declined to 320 m³/s from early December outflow of 340 m³/s.)
2002
2002.12.05CONF CALLLW outflow to continue 200 m³/s at least into JanuaryMaintain current Ear Falls dam setting (LS outflow ~340 m³/s). Let outflow decline as lake level drops.
2002.10.31  LS outflow down to 350+ m³/s due to falling lake level. Email to Karl P to NOT readjust outflow back up to authorized.
2002.10.15 Reduce LW outflow from 250 to 200 m³/s effective 24h 2002.10.16 
2002.10.08  LSJ Albany Dam outflows reduced to approx. 2 m³/s
2002.10.03 Reduce LW outflow from 300 to 250 m³/s effective 2002.09.26. 
2002.09.25REG MTGReduce LW outflow from 400 to 300 m³/s effective 2002.09.26.Remain at 375 m³/s.
2002.09.20  LS outflow to be increased to 375 m³/s effective 2002.09.23
2002.09.19 LW authorized outflow reduced from 500 (475 actual) to 400 m³/s. 
2002.09.17  LS outflow increased from 300 (290 actual) to 350, but due to maintenance outages this week, the full effect not to be seen until week of Sept 23.
2002.08.30  LSJ Diversion Dam outflow increased to approx 140 m³/s. (Full open)
2002.08.27 LW outflow reduced from 900 to 700 m³/s (initially) and then to 500 m³/s. 
2002.08.21  LSJ Albany Dam outflows reduced to approx. 95 m³/s
2002.08.14 LW outflow reduced from 1100 to 900 m³/s.LSJ Diversion Dam outflow increased to approx 65 m³/s.
2002.08.07 LW outflow reduced from wide open (1320 m³/s) to 1100 m³/s.LS outflow reduced from 400 to 300 m³/s.
2002.07.30  LS outflow reduced from 500 to 400 m³/s.
2002.07.20MINAKI PEAKMinaki levels peaked at 317.44 m (1041.5 ft); compare to 2001 peak of 317.49 m (1041.6 ft) 
2002.07.13NORMAN PEAKNorman TWL peaked at 319.49 m (1048.2 ft); compare to 2001 peak of 319.50 m (1048.2 ft) 
2002.07.12LW PEAKLake of the Woods peak level at 323.68 m (1061.9 ft); compare to 2001 peak of 323.67 m (1061.9 ft) on June 28. 
2002.07.11NUTIMIK PEAKNutimik Lake peaked at 276.59 m (907.5 ft); compare to 2001 peak of 276.41 m (906.9 ft) and 1992 peak of 276.76 m (908.0 ft) 
2002.07.05LS PEAK LS peak elevation 356.83 m (1170.7 ft); compare to June 28, 2001 peak of 356.92 m (1171.0 ft)
2002.06.29PAKWASH PEAK Pakwash L peaked at 346.67 m (1137.4 ft)
2002.06.28  LSJ Albany dams opened to approx. 225 m³/s.
2002.06.27RL PEAKRainy Lake peaked today at 338.56 m (1-day Rainy Mean Level) 
2002.06.20  LSJ Albany Dams opened to approx. 90 m³/s.
2002.06.20REG MTG LS outflow to be increased from 400 to 500 m³/s effective Monday, June 24.
2002.06.18  LSJ Diversion Dam outflow reduced from 165 to approx. 15 m³/s.
2002.06.14 Abitibi crews to continue pulling logs on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. 
2002.06.13 LW outflow to be increased as quickly as possible, initially to 1100 m³/s but then continue to wide open. 
2002.06.12 LW outflow increased from 300 to 450 m³/s. 
2002.06.11 LW outflow increased from 200 to 300 m³/s in response to heavy rainfall. 
2002.06.10  LS outflow to be increased from 325 to 400 m³/s effective Friday, June 14.
2002.06.05  LS Outflow to be increased from 275 to 325 m³/s effective Monday, June 10. Previous authorized discharge was 250 m³/s, but outflow had risen to 275 with increased lake level.
2002.05.27 LW outflow reduced from 250 to 200 m³/s effective Monday, May 27. 
2002.05.01 LW outflow to be reduced from 300 to 250 m³/s effective Thursday, May 4th. 
2002.04.26 A-C given approval for May 1 request. Input was received from both Earl Jessop (Fisheries & Oceans) and Shawn Stevenson (OMNR), both indicating no real concern. OMNR asked that any reduction below 300 m³/s be done as early as possible following the A-C shutdown on May 1 to benefit the walleye. 
2002.04.23 LW outflow ordered reduced to 300 m³/s. However, there was an error in making the unit settings adjustment (new operator) and the flow was not actually reduced until noon, April 24. (In addition, Keith Kirkham called to say they need 350 m³/s for 7 hours on May 1 to run paper machines without incurring May capacity charge. Taken under consideration.) 
2002.04.12LW MINLW minimum end-of-winter level at 322.42 m 
2002.04.10 LW outflow to be reduced from 400 to 350 m³/s on Thu Apr 11. It was done at 8am on the 11th. 
2002.04.08  Reduction to 250 m³/s completed. Initial step in this reduction was made April 4.
2002.04.02  LS conditions reviewed; LWS still has concerns that outflow reduction at this time not warranted due to current lake level & inflow conditions, but concern not strong enough (conditions not changed) to reverse Board decision. Email & call to OPG (KP).
2002.03.21REG MTGLW outflow to remain at 400 m³/s (plant capacity) until at least the lake level is below 322.48 m (1058.0 ft)LS outflow to be reduced to 250 m³/s effective April 1.
2002.03.05 LW outflow to be reduced from 520 to 420 m³/s (plant capacity) on Thursday, March 7. A-C actually started replacing logs on Wednesday, March 6. 
2002.03.04  LS outflow reduced by 50 m³/s to 310 m³/s.
2002.01.28REVIEWMaintain current outflow of about 530 m³/s.
- John Crawford was happy with status quo, but slight preference would be to have a flow reduction (from either lake) to conserve water due to low snowpack in basin and to reduce spill on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.
Maintain current outflow of 375 m³/s.
- Karl Piirik was happy with status quo, but slight preference would be to have been for a small increase in LS outflow. An increase would reduce later flood risk on LS and provide water for remaining capacity at MF & CF.
2002.01.09 LW outflow increased from 500 to 550 m³/s effective Thur Jan 10. Note that the highest outflow achieved was 538 m³/s on Jan 11, with flows gradually declining thereafter. 
DateFlagLake of the Woods /
Winnipeg R
Lac Seul / English R
(and occasionally Lake St. Joseph)

Legend for Flags & Abbreviations

AbbrevDescription
ACCC Abitibi-Consolidated Company of Canada
CONF CALLLWCB Conference Call
FULL OPENAll possible stoplogs removed from the dam,
so that discharge is maximum for current lake level
LS Lac Seul
LSJ Lake St. Joseph
LW Lake of the Woods
LWCB Lake of the Woods Control Board
LWS Lake of the Woods Secretariat
MAX Maximum
MEETING LWCB Regulation Meeting
MIN Minimum
NEWS RLS LWCB News Release Issued
OPG Ontario Power Generation
STRATEGY New Strategy Adopted
WPG R Winnipeg River


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