Engineers with the Lake of the Woods Control Board are making room for melting snow. As a result, operators of the dam at Rainy River are adjusting their target levels.

The control board says revised target range provides some additional capacity in the lake for early spring snowmelt and rainfall. The revised range is the lowest 10 cm (4 in) of the Rule Curve band, a shift from the standard target of the middle portion of the Rule Curve band.

Engineers added the standard mid-Rule Curve target remains in effect for the month of April for Namakan Lake.

Heavy rain and lots of melted snow contributed to flooding in 2014.

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Rainy Lake data

 

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