Lake Water Levels
The above chart provides a weekly 'snapshot' of water levels on Mississippi Lake.
During periods of rapid change in water levels (spring runoff or severe storms) the chart may be updated at more frequent intervals. Throughout most of the year, the levels should track within the target range (black lines). During the spring runoff, there is no target range due to the variability in timing of spring melt and ice conditions. Through most of the summer we would expect to see a gradual decline in levels (within the target range).
Historical Data: this is the data used to compile the above chart, updated to 2018, provided in tabular and chart format.
The Mississippi Lake water level chart is produced by MLA, using information gathered by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA). Here are direct links to the MVCA website for additional information regarding the entire Mississippi River Watershed:
FLOOD WARNING information. It is important to note that severe storms, with subsequent heavy rainfall, may result in fairly rapid increases in water levels. Consult the MVCA for detailed information and guidance regarding flooding conditions;
Water Levels elsewhere in the Watershed. MVCA tracks lake levels and stream flow throughout the watershed.
Mailing Lists to subscribe directly to MVCA for information regarding a variety of topics.
Notes for 2020
30 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020
19 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020
13 Mar 2020
9 Mar 2020
2 Mar 2020
24 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020
14 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020
05 Feb 2020
27 Jan 2020
20 Jan 2020
13 Jan 2020
10 Jan 2020
6 Jan 2020
Lake levels steady at 134.58 MASL.
Lake levels up a bit more, now at 134.58 MASL.
Lake Levels are up sharply, now at 134.49 MASL.
Lake levels are starting to rise with the spring freshet; now at 134.12 MASL.
Lake levels have increased a bit, now at 134.06 MASL.
Lake levels are holding at 134.03 MASL.
Lake level has dropped to 134.03 MASL.
The lake level has dropped to 134.06 MASL.
Flows have dropped to 134.15 MASL, near normal for this time of year.
Flows have dropped to 134.31 MASL.
Flows are rising rapidly and the lake level is very high for this time of year.
The lake level is now at 134.42 MASL.
Flows at Ferguson Falls (into the Lake) and Appleton (out of the Lake) are very high for this time of year:
Ferguson Falls: 121.6 m3/s normal: 38.9 m3/s
Appleton 111.0 m3/s normal: 30.0 m3/s
MVCA Water Safety Statement
A new year and a new chart. Levels are stable at 134.18 MASL.