The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.47 m (1058.10ft), less than a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level fell by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to fall by as much as 3 cm (1 in) over the next week.
Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will be reduced from 100 to 90 m3/s on Friday October 1st. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below the Norman Dam is expected to drop by 1-2 cm (1 in) in response. The level at Minaki will not be affected by this flow change.
The current level of Lac Seul is 355.64 m (1166.8 ft), less than a 5th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level rose by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to rise by 2 to 6 cm (1 to 3 in) over the next week.
Lac Seul authorized outflow is 75 m3/s and no outflow changes are currently scheduled.