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Rainy River Basin Summary Page

High water levels are occurring across the Rainy River Basin in far northern Minnesota and adjacent parts of Ontario. This is a historic flood that has already exceeded the records set in the 2014 flooding, and could break all-time records for lake levels on Namakan/Kabetogama Lake and Rainy Lake. It will take a long time for these levels to decrease once they peak (crest), and those experiencing flooding should be prepared for weeks of high water levels through June.

View Latest Rainy Lake/Rainy River Basin Flooding Briefing Slides [pdf] (These slides will be updated by late afternoon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the foreseeable future - see below for latest charts and data.)

Image depicts a summary of the flood situation across the Rainy River basin
Current Threat Summary (See timestamp at bottom of graphic for update time.)



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