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> Lake Levels PSA, 30 year low predicted
Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 06:22 pm

Smolt Trout

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I was invited to talk at a lake association for a board meeting (for something completely unrelated) and during the opening discussion the talk turned to lake levels. The lake stewards on the call all agreed that the guidance from the ministry is that some bodies of water will hit a 30 year low this year. According to the CEWF and TSW websites, the drawdown will have started a few days ago (to balance water flows and levels) and many lakes will lose a foot of water by the weekend. This is ahead of what is predicted to be a very dry summer with Haliburton/Minden/Dysart planning complete bans on fire (and fireworks) for the duration.

If you live in the area, here is the haliburton draw down table.


Haliburton Draw Down Table

Canning lake for those of you that know the area is the benchmark lake for the Drag river lake chain (head/grass/kash/soyer/canning). And here is the drawdown chart.


Needless to say, lakes in the area are going to be _low_ this year.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 07:07 pm

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I attest to the low levels… cant launch my boat at at least one of the local launches. Have never seen so many rocks on the lakes I live next to. The biggest ones aren’t too bad but the smaller ones down stream are very low. At least nobody lost their homes this year in floods.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 07:19 pm

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I noticed the same when i got to cottage a couple of weeks ago.......down at least 3 feet if not more

i was concerned for the upcoming spawns for bass etc...not that they won't find some other areas but rather most of the locations where the fry try to hid are exposed and almost all the frog areas I know were just about high and dry

my dock was at late August levels

this low extreme will have an impact for sure

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