International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board Water Levels Committee to Host Virtual Public Information Session in Support of the Rule Curve Strategy


International Falls (MN) / Fort Frances (Ontario)

The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) Water Levels Committee (Committee) will host a virtual pre-spring information session on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. CST. The Committee ensures that International Joint Commission orders for the operation of the dams on the Rainy River and outlets of Namakan Lake are followed. The Committee is currently operating under a Temporary Order issued by the International Joint Commission that combines the standard rule curves and high flood risk rule curves into a single set of rule curves for Rainy Lake.

This information session will include an overview of the current watershed conditions and seasonal weather forecasts in support of the regulation strategy that will be initiated by the Committee on March 10, 2024. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and share their observations on winter conditions in the watershed. There will be an in-person Water Levels Committee public meeting the evening of March 5, 2024 in International Falls, MN at the Minnesota North College- Rainy River Campus. More details on the March 5 public meeting will be released in the coming weeks.

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The Committee welcomes public insights and basin residents can submit questions in advance via email to

To attend the IRLWWB’s Committee’s virtual public information session on February 29, please register by clicking on the link below.

     Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
     Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CST) 

Participation for this event is free.


International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board

Elizabeth Jamieson (Engineering Advisor, Canada)

Abby Moore (Engineering Advisor, United States)

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