Conditions throughout the Rainy River – Lake of The Woods watershed are slowly improving as the extremely wet conditions seen in April and May are being replaced with drier conditions so far in June. Precipitation since the beginning of the month has remained below average for all areas of the watershed.
These much drier conditions have caused all tributary flows to drop significantly, and most are now approaching high normal levels for this time of year. With less water in the system, all major lake inflows have also peaked and are steadily trending downward.
As the basin continues to drain and tributary conditions return to normal, the lake levels will follow suit and continue to drop.