Lake of the Woods remained stable this past week according to the LWCB.
According to the Lake of the Woods Control Board (LWCB), the current level of Lake of the Woods is 324.03 m (1063.1 ft), over the 95th percentile for this time of year. The average lake level declined by 6cm (2in) over the past week.
The lake level is still hovering between the 2014 peak level 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.
According to the LWCB, the lake level is expected to decline by 9 to 12cm (4 to 5 in) over the next week as the Kenora dams remain fully open.
Upstream, the level of Rainy Lake has dropped to a significant level allowing for the closure of some dam gates. Flow reductions will have a direct effect on the level of Lake of the Woods, increasing its rate of decline.
As Lake of the Woods continues to decline, levels along the Winnipeg River will see moderate decreases of up to 8 cm (3 in) directly below the Norman Dam and 6 cm (2 in) at Minaki.
The current level of Lac Seul is 356.71 m (1170.3 ft), the 85th 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 remain fairly stable over the next week. Lac Seul authorized outflow is 400 m³/s with no changes scheduled.