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Lake of the Woods Water Level Near Record Breaking High

 

by Laurel Latham

Residents and businesses along the shores of Lake of the Woods are being impacted by high water levels that are eroding the shoreline and creeping up to buildings. Water flowing into Lake of the Woods is nearly double the maximum outflow that is being released through the fully opened dams in Kenora. With 8,000 ft. of water per second coming in from Rainy River and only 5,000 ft. per second going out, Lake of the Woods is slowly rising.

"We started noticing that the two big rocks not far off the beach in front of our home at Rocky Point were less visible every day, until...



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