News Releases

The Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB or board) is providing the interested public an opportunity to comment on a report developed by a project team to assist it in setting water quality Objectives and Alerts for the basin. 

The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites you to attend a meeting of its Water Levels Committee, in International Falls (MN) and a meeting of the entire Board, in Baudette (MN). Details are as follows:

The International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board will be hosting two public gatherings in July focused on the development of water quality objectives and alerts and perspectives on aquatic ecosystem health.

The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) invites public comment on its 2018 Review of Environmental Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response in the Boundary Waters of the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Drainage Basin.

The Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board will use the high flood risk rule curve on Rainy Lake  and directed the dam operators to begin targeting the mid-band of the high flood risk rule curve.   The high flood risk rule curve calls for lower than…

The International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Rainy‐Lake of the Woods Watershed Board will be hosting two very different public meetings in early March, one focusing on a review of current basin conditions and forecasts, the other a workshop looking at the development of water quality objectives and…
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites you to attend a meeting of its Water Levels Committee, in International Falls (MN) and a meeting of the entire Board, in Kenora (ON).
During the month of April the Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board directed the operators of the international dam on the Rainy River at Fort Frances-International Falls to target the lowest 10 cm (4 in) of the Rule Curve band on Rainy Lake.
Based on input from various stakeholders received and a review on 20 March 2018 of current basin conditions and forecasts, the Water Levels Committee of the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board have directed dam operators to adjust the April water level target range for Rainy Lake.
The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites you to attend a presentation by the Board, meet Board members and staff, ask questions, and express concerns. This year, the Board will be holding a public meeting in Tower, Minnesota. See details below.