Rainfall this week should help increase water levels in the watershed. Matt De Wolfe is an engineer with the Lake of the Woods Control Board, and he brings us up to date with his latest forecast.
"At Rainy Lake, dam operators have been slowly increasing outflow, and that's helping to refill Lake of the Woods. Barring any major system-wide rainfall event, we won't be seeing a very quick rise in lake levels on Lake of the Woods," he said Monday.
Levels on Lake of the Woods were about a foot below normal over the long weekend. They may be two feet below normal on the Winnipeg River or Lac Seul. De Wolfe noted Lac Seul levels this year are considered to be at about a one in five year low.
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