The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.83 m (1059.1 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level decreased by 3 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to remain stable over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow will decrease to 250 m3/s tomorrow, Friday, July 21. There are no other outflow changes planned for the next few days.
This outflow reduction will cause the Winnipeg River water level to drop by approximately 10 cm (4 in) below the Norman Dam, 4 cm (2 in) above the Dalles, and will cause no change at Minaki.
The current level of Lac Seul is 355.02 m (1168.0 ft), a 25th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level increased by 6 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to remain stable over the next week.
The outage that affected the Ear Falls/Lac Seul Generating Station on July 18 is causing ongoing issues. As such, Lac Seul outflow is being maintained at 140 m3/s to allow for repairs to be made. This slightly higher than authorized outflow will not cause a decline in lake levels and outflow will return to the authorized 100 m3/s as soon as possible. Updates will be posted to this Noticeboard as they are received.