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Committee News

The Whiteshell Cottagers Association strive to keep on top of the latest issues that directly affect our members. The following collection are some of the issues we’re currently addressing. Let us know what issues are of concern to cottagers at your lake.

October 12, 2019 ,

South Whiteshell Highway #312 Road Flooding Update – October 12, 2019

There have been no significant changes since the last report, water levels continue to rise and will into the coming days. Currently there is flooding on the eastbound lane of Provincial Highway #312 and flood warning signs have been posted at the site indicating “FLOOD WATER”. Manitoba Infrastructure and Sustainable Development will continue to monitor […]

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October 10, 2019

Winnipeg River Update from Lake of the Woods Control Board

The Lake of the Woods will be discharging its maximum outflow starting Oct 10. Lac Seul outflow is being increased from 550 to 600cms because of the latest precipitation too. Water levels on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba are likely to be slightly lower than the historic high water levels of 1992. The predicted peak […]

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October 10, 2019 ,

October 10 Water Level Update from Manitoba Infrastructure

Several weather forecasts are predicting 50-70 mm (2-3 inches) of rain to hit the Whiteshell Lakes area Thursday through Friday. Many of the lakes are already seeing historically high levels for this time of year and this precipitation will surely cause them to rise further. Manitoba Infrastructure and Sustainable Development will be monitoring the situation […]

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October 9, 2019

Whiteshell High Water Level Photos October 2019

Our WCA Facebook friends have shared some photos of the high water levels this week.  Click the link below to see them and follow us on Facebook to see more. Lake Level Photos Oct 9th

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October 9, 2019

Warning ! Hydro Weekly Forecast for the Winnipeg River Significant Increase

There continues to be significant forecasted increases for the lakes on the Winnipeg River due to increased outflows from Lake of the Woods and Lac Seul, as well as more precipitation expected in the area this weekend. Click the link blow for the Hydro Weekly Lake Level Forecast for the Winnipeg River 20191008_Whiteshell Lakes on […]

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October 8, 2019

West Hawk Dam / Flooding on Caddy Lake

In light of the recent rains and increased water flows, the Parks and Protected Spaces Branch reminds us that Manitoba Infrastructure is ultimately oversee the operation of Whiteshell Lakes that have control structures.  They have provided the following update. Operation decisions of the Whiteshell Lakes, whether it be removing or adding logs at the control […]

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October 3, 2019

High Water Advisory For Whiteshell

Recent heavy rain has prompted the province to issue a high water advisory for the Whiteshell Lakes area. Cottagers and boaters are asked to take caution on and around the lakes. Lake Level Reports for selected Whiteshell lakes from Manitoba Infrastructure are available at https://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/floodinfo/floodoutlook/forecast_centre/lakes/lake_levels/2018/whiteshell_water_levels.pdf

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September 23, 2019

LARGE INCREASES IN LAKE OF THE WOODS OUTFLOW INTO WINNIPEG RIVER

Following a relatively dry summer, rainfall over the past month has been much greater than normal across the Lake of the Woods-Rainy River watershed. This has resulted in fast rising lake levels and river flows the watershed. In some cases, the resulting flows are very high flow, approaching records for this time of year. Click […]

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