Lake of the Woods Control Board News and Damn Maintenance

From the Lake of the Woods Control Board: 

Due to high flows expected throughout the winter, swift currents may make areas along the English and Winnipeg rivers unsafe, including some areas that normally have reliable ice cover. There will also be areas of Lake of the Woods where much higher currents than normal may affect ice stability. The Board urges caution when on or near these waters over the winter.

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 322.59 m (1058.4 ft), a 50th percentile level for this time of year. The level of Lake of the Woods declined by 5 cm (2 in) over the past week and is expected to decline a similar amount over the next week.

Lake of the Woods authorized outflow is 650 m³/s. No changes to the authorized outflow are planned. On February 26th, a short-term reduction in flow of 60 m³/s is scheduled for turbine maintenance at Norman Generating Station. The level of the Winnipeg River immediately below Norman Dam is expected to decline by approximately 10 cm (4 in) during the day, before rebounding. 

The current level of Lac Seul is 355.77 m (1167.2 ft), an 80th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 10 cm (4 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by 9-10 cm (4 in) over the next week. 

Lac Seul authorized outflow is approximately 475 m³/s, with no changes scheduled.

 

More: www.lwcb.ca/noticeboard.html