Control Board Not Concerned About Heavy Rains This Week

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 09:20 AM

Water levels on Lake of the Woods have increased a couple of inches this week following
torrential rains.

Over a two day period, over 100 millimeters of rain fell on the Kenora area.

Matt DeWolfe is the Executive Engineer for the Lake of the Woods Control Board and says
while there was significant precipitation, it likely won't have a long lasting impact on water levels.

He says lake levels tend to rise more quickly if there is a significant amount of water coming in from the southern end of the lake through the Rainy River.

DeWolfe says they will be deciding later today if there is any need to increase outflow from the
Winnipeg River into the Norman Dam.