May 30, 2015


By Bartley Kives

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Lake levels to reach post-regulation records this summer

Lake Manitoba water levels

Desired range: 810.9 to 812.9 feet above sea level

Level on May 20: 814.9

Projected peak (mid-June): 815.8 feet

Record peak (1955): 816.3

Record low (1943): 809.9

Lake Manitoba inflows this week

Portage Diversion: 33,000 cubic feet per second

Waterhen River: 11,750 cfs

Whitemud River: 2,500 cfs

TOTAL INFLOWS: 47,250 cfs

Outflow (Fairford/Dauphin River): 15,250 cfs

Lake Winnipeg levels

Desired range: 711 to 715 feet above sea level

Level on May 20: 716.4

Projected peak (early July): 716.6 feet

Record peak (1974): 718.2

Record low (1941): 709.4

Lake Winnipeg inflows this week

Red River: 100,000 cubic feet per second

Winnipeg River: 65,000 cfs

Saskatchewan River: 37,000 cfs

Other east-side rivers: 25,000 cfs

Fairford/Dauphin River: 15,000 cfs

Other west-side rivers: 8,000 cfs

TOTAL INFLOWS: 250,000 cfs

Outflow (Nelson River): 155,000 cfs

-- Manitoba Water Stewardship, Water Survey of Canada and Manitoba Hydro

History

Updated on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2:08 PM CDT: Headline revised for clarity

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