Recent rainfall has impacted the Lake of the Woods local basin and the upstream Rainy-Namakan basin. Inflows to Lake of the Woods are expected to rise. The level also continues to rise above the preferred lake levels for this time of year. With the risk of more rain in the forecast and to slow the rate of level rise, additional outflow increases are planned this week.
Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will increase to 725 m3/s today, May 8 and to 750 m3/s tomorrow, May 9.
This flow change will cause levels along the Winnipeg River to increase by a total of:
- 15 cm (6 in) directly below the Norman Dam
- 10 cm (4 in) above the Dalles
- 7 cm (3 in) at Minaki