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2023.02.02 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.53 m (1058.2 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 2 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 430 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.40 m (1166.0 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 7 to 8 cm (3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow was reduced to 310 m3/s on Thursday, February 2.

2023.01.26 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.56 m (1058.3 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 2 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 430 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.48 m (1166.3 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 8.5 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 7 to 8 cm (3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 325 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

2023.01.19 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.60 m (1058.4 ft), a 35th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 2.8 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is scheduled to decrease to 430 m3/s on Tuesday, January 24.

This outflow decreases will cause the level of the Winnipeg River to drop by 13 cm (5 in) downstream of the Norman Dam, 6 cm (2 in) at the Dalles and will cause no level changes at Minaki.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.57 m (1166.5 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 7 to 8 cm (3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 325 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

2023.01.12 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.62 m (1058.5 ft), a 35th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1.5 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 4 cm (1.5 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow was increased to 480 m3/s yesterday and there are no further changes scheduled this week.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.65 m (1167.0 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 8 m (3 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 7 to 9 cm (3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 325 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

2023.01.05 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.64 m (1058.5 ft), a 40th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase to 450 m3/s on Friday, January 6.

This outflow increases will cause the level of the Winnipeg River to rise by 6 cm (2 in) downstream of the Norman Dam, 3 cm (1 in) at the Dalles and will cause no level changes at Minaki.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.72 m (1167.1 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 7 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by approximately 7 cm (3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 325 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

2022.12.22 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.67 m (1058.6 ft), a 40th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level remained stable over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase to 425 m3/s on Friday, December 23.

This outflow increases will cause the level of the Winnipeg River to rise by 6 cm (2 in) downstream of the Norman Dam, 3 cm (1 in) at the Dalles and will cause no level changes at Minaki.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.86 m (1167.5 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 5 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 7 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 325 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

2022.12.15 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.67 m (1058.6 ft), a 35th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 2 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods outflow will increase to 375 m3/s on Thursday, December 15 and again to 400 m3/s on Monday, December 19.

Each of these outflow increases will cause the level of the Winnipeg River to rise by 6 cm (2 in) downstream of the Norman Dam, 3 cm (1 in) at the Dalles and will cause no level changes at Minaki.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.91 m (1167.7 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 6 to 8 cm (3 to 4 in) over the next week. Following operational constraints at the dam, Lac Seul outflow is expected to return to the authorized 300 m3/s on December 15, and increase to 325 m3/s on Monday, December 19.

2022.12.13 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.68 m (1058.6 ft), a 35th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1.0 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 1.5 cm (0.5 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods outflow will increase to 375 m3/s on Thursday, December 15 and again to 400 m3/s on Monday, December 19.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.91 m (1167.7 ft), a 30th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 300 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

2022.10.08 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.68 m (1058.7 ft), a 40th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1.5 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to remain constant over the next few days. Lake of the Woods outflow will increase to 325 m3/s on Friday, December 9 and again to 350 m3/s on Monday, December 12.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.93 m (1167.7 ft), a 25th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 6 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 1 to 2 cm (1 in) over the next few days. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 300 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

Due to uncertainty in the meteorological forecast, lake level forecasts will be updated on Tuesday, December 13 to more accurately provide expected drawdown into next week.

2022.12.01 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.70 m (1058.7 ft), a 40th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 1.5 cm (0.5 in) over the past week and is expected to remain stable or decline by up to 1 cm (0.5 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods outflow is 300 m3/s with no changes scheduled.

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.98 m (1167.9 ft), a 25th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level declined by 6 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 4 to 6 cm (2 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 300 m3/s with no changes scheduled.