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2022.08.24 Level Forecast

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 323.64 m (1061.8 ft), over 95th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 9 cm (3 in) over the past week. Lake of the Woods is expected to decline at a rate of 9 to 11 cm (3 to 4 in) per week. The dams in Kenora remain fully open.

The Winnipeg River between Kenora and Minaki is expected to gradually fall between 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 in) over the next week as the Lake of the Woods level falls.

The current level of Lac Seul is 356.57 m (1169.8 ft), a 75th percentile level for this time of year. The level of the main body of Lac Seul declined by 6 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to increase slightly or decline by up to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 450 m³/s with no scheduled changes.

On August 19th, Ontario Power Generation regained authority over the Root River diversion. On August 23d the diversion was partially opened, releasing an additional 80 m3/s of inflow to Lac Seul. This flow increase will not result in additional flow down the English River as the authorized outflow for Lac Seul will not change.