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LPCrowRiverFisherman

Water Levels?

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LPCrowRiverFisherman

What are they like at this point? Will they be comparable to last year around memorial day?

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Muskies

Hi LP,

Earlier the water was below the rule curve but as of today we are in the middle of the rule curve which is at par with what what we had last year. No flood gates open at the I Falls dam.

Hope you enjoy your trip.

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CaptJohnWis

As of Monday the river was about 5 feet higher than normal. They do have the flood gate open on the Canadian side way over on the left at you face the dam. MUCH current.

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Muskies

Hey John,

They were generating power but no gates open. I don't think they open the waste gates until they are near or over the rule curve for the lake.

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fishmeister_86

Hey Guys,

Here is our expert on water levels who is on our Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club Board. He sent this today.

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Club Board Members, Please find attached a final copy of this year's lake level report. Please note:

Rainy Lake is near the top of the rule curve but the curve is not at summer levels yet. On the opener you'll find good levels comparable to summer.

Namakan is at the 75 % level, Rainy is at 67 % and The Lake of the Woods is at 50 % of capacity.

3 gates were open on Rainy for a few days but they are closed now. We had snow and rain for a short time and there was extra water.

Assessment: The winter and spring had little to offer for runoff. The dam was kept closed during that time and we are benefiting from that strategy now. The dam operators have done an excellent job managing the water this year. They get a smiley face.

The attached document is not guaranteed to free of mistakes but I think it is. Hope you find it helpful.

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I did not use his name , but you will not find a more knowledgeable man on the water levels on Rainy lake. He also is an awesome walleye fisherman!!!

Sincerely,

Fishmeister

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