Levels on Lake of the Woods are continuing to drop.

Staff with the Lake of the Woods Control Board say dams in the Kenora area remain fully open as the lake is still over the 95th percentile level for this time of the year, but levels did drop by about 3” over the past week.

Over the next week, levels are set to drop by another 4 to 5” on Lake of the Woods, with a 2 to 3” drop on the Winnipeg River between Kenora and Minaki.

Staff say the level of Lac Seul is at its 65th percentile level for this time of the year, after dropping by another 2” over the past week and another 2” drop is expected next week.

Residents in the Kenora area are being asked to bring their extra sandbags they may have used to protect their properties from the flooding to the Transfer Station’s recycling area, for a new sandbag drop-off area.