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2023.06.27 Lake of the Woods Outflow Decrease

With dry conditions, local inflows rapidly decreasing, and expected flow reductions from Namakan and Rainy Lakes, the level of Lake of the Woods will continue to drop over the next few weeks. To maintain preferred summer levels on Lake of the Woods while minimizing impacts to levels on the Winnipeg River, an outflow decrease is scheduled tomorrow with more planned at the end of this week and through next week.

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will decrease to 650 m3/s on Wednesday, June 28. The level of the Winnipeg River is expected to decrease by approximately 15 cm (6 in) below the Norman Dam, 9 cm (3.5 in) above the Dalles and no level impacts are expected at Minaki.

Additional outflow decreases will be posted in the next few days.