Lake of the Woods remains over the 95 percentile level for this time of year at 324.10 m (1063.3 ft).

In its Friday update, the Lake of the Woods Control Board says Lake of the Woods appears to have crested, and data released today suggests the level of the lake has begun to drop.

Over the past week, the level of the lake fell by 1 cm (1/2 in) and is expected to fall by 3-5 cm (1-2 in) over the next 7 days.

A dryer June has been beneficial to the watershed as the lake crested and water levels have begun to fall. Environment Canada Meteorologist, Gerald Cheng, says the Kenora Airport recorded 60.8 mm of rain last month, which is about 51 per cent of the average amount of 118.7 mm of precipitation we would usually see.

The lake level is above the 2014 peak of 323.78 m (1062.29 ft) and is below the record peak since regulation began of 324.31 m (1064.0 ft), set in July of 1950.

As the lake level begins to drop, the outflow from the lake will also slowly fall. This will result in the level of the Winnipeg River between Kenora and Minaki beginning to gradually fall over the next week by 1-2 cm (1/2 in to 1 in).