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The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) invites public comment on its 2018 Review of Environmental Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response in the Boundary Waters of the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Drainage Basin.

The Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board will use the high flood risk rule curve on Rainy Lake  and directed the dam operators to begin targeting the mid-band of the high flood risk rule curve.   The high flood risk rule curve calls for lower than…

The International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Rainy‐Lake of the Woods Watershed Board will be hosting two very different public meetings in early March, one focusing on a review of current basin conditions and forecasts, the other a workshop looking at the development of water quality objectives and…
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites you to attend a meeting of its Water Levels Committee, in International Falls (MN) and a meeting of the entire Board, in Kenora (ON).
During the month of April the Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board directed the operators of the international dam on the Rainy River at Fort Frances-International Falls to target the lowest 10 cm (4 in) of the Rule Curve band on Rainy Lake.
Based on input from various stakeholders received and a review on 20 March 2018 of current basin conditions and forecasts, the Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board have directed dam operators to adjust the April water level target range for Rainy Lake.
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites you to attend a presentation by the Board, meet Board members and staff, ask questions, and express concerns. This year, the Board will be holding a public meeting in Tower, Minnesota. See details below.
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board was pleased to welcome a new member, Mr. Shane Bowe, at its meeting in Kenora, Ontario  on August 10, 2016. Mr. Bowe serves as the alternate member from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and is also a member on the Aquatic Ecosystem…
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) will meet with the public in Kenora, Ont. on August 10 to discuss issues related to the management of water quality and water levels in the 70,000 square-kilometer (27,000 square-mile) drainage basin.
The Water Levels Committee (WLC) of the International Rainy – Lake of the Woods Watershed Board is monitoring recent wet weather and forecasts, noting rises in water levels of lakes and rivers in the watershed.