Water Levels and River Flows
Last updated: Thursday, October 21, 2021 as of 4:40 PM
|St Louis River Basin|
|Current Flow (cfs)||Reservoir||Current Elevation||Summer Target||Current Flow (cfs)|
|Alden Lake||165||Island Lake||1367.64||1368.81||181|
|Knife Falls Dam||464||Boulder Lake||1388.77||1390.55||16|
|Scanlon Dam||546||Fish Lake||1349.98||1351.72||12|
|Thomson Dam||195||Rice Lake||1374.67||1375.57||5|
|Total discharge for St. Louis River from the Reservoirs||200|
|Mississippi River Basin|
|Current Flow (cfs)|
|Prairie River Dam||2|
|Kawishiwi River Basin|
|Current Elevation||Current Flow (cfs)|
|Birch Lake Reservoir||1418.69||110|
|White Iron Lake||1385.54|
|Garden Lake Reservoir||1385.16|
*Please note: Current flow for the generating stations includes the total flow through the dam plus the flow through the turbines. The exception to this rule is Thomson Dam which only displays the flow through the dam into bypassed reach through Jay Cooke State Park. Due to the unpredictable nature of stream flow, reservoir elevations, and periodic technical difficulties, Minnesota Power cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information displayed.
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2021 Thomson Dam Recreational Releases
All Recreational Releases are suspended due to the ongoing drought conditions.
- July 10-11
- July 24-25
- August 14-15
- August 28-29
Releases are expected to be approximately 700 cfs.
For the hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.