The current level of Lake of the Woods is 323.99 m (1062.9 ft), over the 95th percentile for this time of the year. At this lake level, Lake of the Woods still remains between the 2014 peak of 323.78 m (1062.29 ft) and the 1950 peak of 324.31 m (1064.0 ft).
The dams in Kenora remain fully open and the lake level is expected to continue to decline by 10 to 12 cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week.
Upstream, the first outflow reduction from Rainy Lake occurred on August 2, and another is expected for some time in the next week. These flow reductions will have a direct effect on Lake of the Woods, increasing its rate of decline.
By decreasing the inflows to Lake of the Woods, the outflow from the lake will also continue to drop. Levels along the Winnipeg River will see moderate decreases of up to 9 cm (4 in) directly below the Norman Dam. Minaki will see a decrease of 6 cm (2 in).
The current level of Lac Seul is 356.72 m (1170.3 ft), 90th percentile level for this time of year. The level of the main body of Lac Seul changed little over the past week and is expected to decline by up to 4 cm (1.5 in) over the next week depending on rainfall. Lac Seul authorized outflow is scheduled to increase to 450 m³/s today, August 5.