Rainy River Basin Conditions Notice - Lake Levels Rising


Weather agencies in Canada and the United States have issued rainfall warnings/ hazardous weather outlooks for the next day for most of the Rainy River and Lake of the Woods watersheds. Rainfall will increase already high inflows to area lakes which will result in rising water levels. The dams at Namakan Lake and Rainy Lake are fully opened and passing the maximum flow possible. The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board advises shoreline property interests to take precautions against rising water and boaters to exercise caution due to submerged hazards.

Due to the potential for high winds associated with this storm, shoreline property interests may experience higher local water level increases due to wind setup.

The Water Levels Committee is regularly monitoring conditions in the watershed and will post updates as conditions warrant.

The latest information lake levels, dam settings, and basin flows can be found online at http://www.ijc.org/en_/RLWWB. For further information, please call (800) 661-5922 ex 3.