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.