Many parts of the basin received some much needed precipitation over the past week. Although this rainfall does help slow or stop the declining flows and levels temporarily, underlying drought conditions persist across the entirety of Winnipeg River basin and sustained precipitation will be needed for a return to normal conditions.
The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.82 m (1059.1 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level remained stable over the past week and is expected to decline by 1 to 2 cm (0.5 to 1 in) over the next week. Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 250 m3/s with no changes scheduled.
The current level of Lac Seul is 356.06 m (1168.2 ft), a 20th percentile level for this time of year. The lake level increased by 4 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to increase by 1 to 3 cm (1 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 100 m3/s with no changes scheduled.