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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 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

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September 23, 2019


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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September 19, 2019

Notice from Lake of the Woods Control Board- Information for the Cottagers along the Winnipeg River

The message in the LOW’s  Notice Board in the link below may be of interest to cottagers along the Winnipeg River. The changes proposed are not dramatic, but it shows that they are reactive to the changes in water level of the lake, and that they are trying to make changes gradually (to the extent […]

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September 13, 2019

Water Levels Report – September 10, 2019

Due to the shortage rainfall through the summer, most lakes were slightly below their targets at midsummer.  As of the end of August they have begun to recover with the exception of Betula and Caddy. We have been in contact with Conservation and they have been lowering Jessica and passing the water through White and […]

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