Jan.15, 2017 water level update – Lake Manitoba area

The Twin Lakes Beach Association does a great job of updating their Facebook followers about water levels on the Assiniboine, Waterhen,Whitemud and Fairford Rivers, and Lakes Manitoba, St.Martin and Winnipegosis.
Their Facebook page is located at https://www.facebook.com/Twin-Lakes-Beach-Association-117545581660135/?fref=nf
The update for Jan. 15, 2017 reads:

Many of the gauges have been calibrated this week, including the Waterhen River, so we have a better idea of what is going on. Inflow from the Waterhen River is currently 4,977 cfs, which is below the outflow at Fairford (6,813 cfs). The level of Lake Manitoba is 812.53 feet, down slightly from last week. Lake St. Martin is up a quarter foot on the week and has now reached 802.05 feet: flood level is 803.0 feet. The gauge on Lake Winnipegosis was calibrated and as result, the reading was reset downward slightly (833.78 feet). This is still a third of foot above the maximum level ever observed for this time of year.

The level of the Shellmouth Reservoir continues to fall rapidly dropping more than 1.5 feet last week. It is currently 1396.49 feet.

Flow on the Assiniboine remains high, with gauge readings of 5,899 cfs at Holland and 4,984 cfs at Headingly.

River update
Time: 8:00 AM January 15, 2017
Portage Diversion: closed
Assiniboine at Holland: 5,899 cfs
Assiniboine at Headingly: 4,984 cfs
Waterhen: 4,977 cfs
Whitemud: 64 cfs
Fairford: 6,813 cfs

Lake update
Time: 8:00 AM January 15, 2017
Steep Rock: 812.48 ft
Westbourne: 812.58 ft
Mean level: 812.53 ft
Lake St. Martin: 802.05 ft
Lake Winnipegosis: 833.78 ft
Shellmouth Reservoir: 1396.49 ft
by S Forbes

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