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LWCB 2022.08.08 Level Forecast by Secretariat

LWCB 2022.08.08 Level Forecast by Secretariat

The current level of Lake of the Woods is 323.90 m (1062.7 ft), over 95th percentile level for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 10 cm (3.5 in) over the past week. The lake level is above the 2014 peak of 323.78 m (1062.29 ft) and is below the record peak since regulation began of 324.31 m (1064.0 ft), set in July of 1950. The dams in Kenora remain fully open. Over the next week the lake level is expected to decline by 12 to 15 cm (5 to 6 in).

With decreasing inflows to Lake of the Woods, the outflow from the lake will also gradually drop. Levels along the Winnipeg River will see decreases of up to 18 cm (7 in) directly below the Norman Dam and 13 cm (5 in) at Minaki.

The current level of Lac Seul is 356.70 m (1170.2 ft), 90th percentile level for this time of year. The level of the main body of Lac Seul declined by 2 cm (1 in) over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 7 cm (3 in) over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 450 m³/s with no scheduled changes.