Water Table

Water Levels and River Flows

Last updated: Friday, October 7, 2022 as of 10:30 AM

St Louis River Basin
  Current Flow (cfs) Reservoir Current Elevation Summer Target Current Flow (cfs)
Alden Lake 147 Island Lake 1368.95 1368.81 216
Knife Falls Dam 861 Boulder Lake 1390.67 1390.55 17
Scanlon Dam 823 Fish Lake 1351.26 1351.72 12
Thomson Dam 200 Rice Lake 1375.34 1375.57 5
    Whiteface 1452.49 1452.92 34
Total discharge for St. Louis River from the Reservoirs 263      
Mississippi River Basin
  Current Flow (cfs)
Prairie River Dam 9
Pillager Dam 557
Sylvan Dam 668
Blanchard Dam 2604
Kawishiwi River Basin
  Current Elevation Current Flow (cfs)
Birch Lake Reservoir 1419.29 275
White Iron Lake
Temporarily out of service
Garden Lake Reservoir 1385.30  
Kawishiwi Falls   1

*Please note: Current flow for the generating stations includes the total flow through the dam plus the flow through the turbines. The two exceptions are the Thomson Dam and Prairie River Dam which display the flow through the dam into their bypass reaches. 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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2022 Thomson Dam Recreational Releases

  • July 16-17
  • July 30-31 (Carlton Days Weekend)
  • August 13-14
  • August 27-28

Releases are expected to be approximately 700 cfs.
For the hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.