The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.76 (1058.9 ft), a 65th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level increased by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to increase by 7 to 10 cm (3 to 4 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase to 700 m3/s tomorrow, Friday, May 5. Additional outflow increases are likely next week as outflows from Rainy Lake continue to increase and the forecast indicates a chance of rain on most days.
Tomorrow’s outflow change will cause levels along the Winnipeg River to increase by 7 cm (3 in) directly below the Norman Dam and by 5 cm (2 in) above the Dalles. Although this outflow change will not affect the level at Minaki, levels there can be expected to start increasing with any subsequent outflow increase.
The current level of Lac Seul is 354.97 m (1164.6 ft), a 55th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level increased by 8 cm (3 in) over the past week and is expected to increase by 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 100 m3/s with no changes scheduled.