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Water Level

  • scottaheller
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    #2128930

    Is the water level starting to drop? How much higher than normal is the water level now?

    IceNEyes1986
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    Isanti, MN
    Posts: 1016
    #2128932

    Short answer, No.. Its not supposed to crest until mid June. When it actually happens depends on Mother Nature. Its very high right now. I’d guess 5-6ft.


    @Grubson
    was just up there over memorial & its still rising, although its slowed a bit from a few weeks ago.

    grubson
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    Harris, Somewhere in VNP
    Posts: 754
    #2128933

    The water is starting to come down. It’s going to take a while though. It looks to be dropping about .5-1″ every day. The lakes are still about 5ft above what normal full pool would be.

    scottaheller
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    Posts: 132
    #2128935

    The water is starting to come down. It’s going to take a while though. It looks to be dropping about .5-1″ every day. The lakes are still about 5ft above what normal full pool would be.

    Wow that will take a while. Thanks for the update!

    Dutchboy
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    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
    Posts: 13189
    #2129136

    There is some video of the Dam at Kettle Falls. Thats the discharge from Kab & Namakan into Rainy. It’s spectacular the amount of water. You should be able to google it.

    scottaheller
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    #2129154

    There is some video of the Dam at Kettle Falls. Thats the discharge from Kab & Namakan into Rainy. It’s spectacular the amount of water. You should be able to google it.

    Dutchboy – I have seen that video all over social media, that is a tremendous amount of water running through there!

    xplorer
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    Cloquet, MN
    Posts: 530
    #2129214

    https://www.weather.gov/dlh/RainyRiverBasin
    As of June 8:

    *Namakan Lake (and Kabetogama Lake) level is 1122.4 ft (342.10m), 22 inches (56 cm) above the peak level reached in 2014 and 6 inches below the 1916 peak. The level of Namakan Lake is expected to fall by about 7 to 11 inches (17-27 cm) between June 8 and June 15. The rate of the lake level falling will
    continue to gradually increase each day barring additional heavy rainfall.

    ● Rainy Lake level is 1113.2 ft (339.3m), 22 inches (56 cm) above the 2014 peak and 3 inches above the (now previous) record set in 1950 (1112.95 ft). The level of Rainy Lake is expected to rise by 1 to 2 inches (2-6cm) between June 8 and June 15. Beyond this, Rainy Lake will continue to rise at a slow
    rate, but a peak is unlikely before mid June.

    Dutchboy
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    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
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    #2129318

    Went down to the Ash River Trail today. Water was noticeably lower than a week ago. Still high, but it’s headed the right direction.

    eyekatcher
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    Lakeville, MN
    Posts: 792
    #2129460

    here are some pics from May 16, 2014

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    scottaheller
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    Posts: 132
    #2130758

    When we arrived at our campsite on 6/11 the water was 2′ above the dock. when we left on 6/17 the water dropped 8″ or so. That sure was a curve ball for fishing.

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