Whitewater Recreational Releases from Thomson Dam for 2014:

  • June 28-29 - 10am-7pm
  • July 26-27 - 10am-7pm
  • August 23-24 - 10am-7pm
**Target discharge is 600 cubic feet per second (cfs); however, actual discharge may vary according to conditions at the time of the event.

Water Levels and River Flows

 

 

Last updated:
Friday December 19, 2014 as of 4:27 PM

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We have converted the present system of measuring reservoir elevations to sea level datum.

St Louis River Basin
Measured in cubic feet per second (cfs) through the dams.
 (includes flow through the turbines plus bypass flow)
Previous 24 Hr Average Flow
Current Flow
 Cloquet River above Island Lake (Alden Lake) ALDEN_FLOW read at: 12/18/14 09:01125
 St. Louis River thru Knife Falls Dam KF_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/19/14 16:271007 KF_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 15:551007
 St. Louis River thru Scanlon Dam SCAN_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/19/14 16:27946 SCAN_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 15:53946
 St. Louis River flow bypassed thru Thomson Dam THOM_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 15:551129
 St. Louis River Hydro Project - Reservoirs Summer Target
Sea Level
Elevation
(In Feet)
Current
Elevation
(In Feet)
Discharge
in cubic feet
per second
(cfs)
 Island Lake Reservoir 1368.81 N15:40 read at: 12/18/14 13:291365.67 ISLAND_FLOW_TOTAL read at: 12/18/14 10:12380
 Boulder Lake Reservoir 1390.55 N15:42 read at: 12/18/14 15:201389.29 BOULDER_FLOW_TOTAL read at: 12/18/14 12:3075
 Fish Lake Reservoir 1351.72 N15:43 read at: 12/18/14 13:521350.99 FISH_FLOW_TOTAL read at: 12/18/14 08:0845
 Rice Lake Reservoir 1375.57 N15:44 read at: 12/18/14 14:511375.04 RICE_FLOW_G1 read at: 12/18/14 12:285
 Whiteface Reservoir 1452.92 N15:46 read at: 12/18/14 14:311450.69 WFSK_FLOW_TOTAL read at: 12/18/14 12:1255

Total discharge for St. Louis River from the Reservoirs               560

 Mississippi River Basin Previous 24 Hr Average Flow Current Flow
 Crow Wing River thru Pillager Dam PILL_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/19/14 16:27967 PILL_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 14:24967
 Crow Wing River thru Sylvan SYLVAN_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/19/14 16:27831 SYLVAN_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 15:55831
 Mississippi River thru Blanchard Dam BLAN_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/19/14 16:273246 BLAN_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 15:553246
 Prairie River thru Prairie River Dam PRIVER_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/19/14 16:2792 PRIVER_FLOW_STATION read at: 12/18/14 12:5592
  Kawishiwi River Basin Summer Target
Rule Curve

(in Feet)
Current Elevation
(in Feet)
Discharge in Cubic Feet per Second
(cfs)
 Birch Lake Reservoir 1419.74 on May 1 then decreasing thru summer to 1418.74 by Sept 1
graph
N43:2 read at: 12/18/14 15:001419.19 BIRCH_FLOW_TOTAL read at: 12/18/14 15:46225
 White Iron Lake -- N43:3 read at: 12/18/14 15:371385.43 --
 Garden Lake Reservoir
 Note: discharge value measured at Kawishiwi Falls
1385.67 from May 15 to June 15 then decreasing thru summer to 1385.17
by Sept 1
graph
N43:0 read at: 12/18/14 15:561385.41 Leakage
* Due to the unpredictable nature of stream flow, reservoir elevations, and periodic technical difficulties,
Minnesota Power cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
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