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2024.01.16 Kenora Powerhouse and Norman Dam Maintenance Outages

Over the next few weeks, H2O Power will be conducting maintenance on the generators at the Kenora Powerhouse and Norman Dam. This will result in temporary generator outages and outflow adjustments at either dam. H2O Power has adjusted their operations to minimize the downstream impacts of this maintenance. There will be no change to the Lake of the Woods authorized outflow, which is currently at 325 m3/s.

Over two days starting on January 17, a flow switch of 25 m3/s between the Kenora Powerhouse and the Norman Dam is scheduled. This flow change will cause small water level fluctuations downstream of the dams. The level of the Winnipeg River is expected to increase by approximately 4 cm (2 in) directly downstream of the Norman Dam.

The same flow switch will occur over a two day period starting on January 24.

Maintenance at the Norman Dam, that will not affect outflows, is scheduled for January 31, as well as February 7, 14, 21 and 28.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Secretariat staff at or 1-800-661-5922.