Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lower Red Lake is located in northern Minnesota and is the largest natural freshwater lake in the state. It has a rich history with the Ojibwe tribe, who have fished and hunted in the area for centuries. The lake is fed by the Red Lake River and other smaller streams, and has an extensive wetland complex that helps filter the water. The area also receives significant snowfall in the winter, which contributes to the lake's water levels. Agricultural activities in the area include corn, soybeans, and wheat production. Recreational uses of the lake include fishing, boating, and camping. The lake has been the focus of conservation efforts to improve water quality and protect sensitive habitats, such as the wild rice beds that grow in the shallows.

June 15, 2024







Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change 0.12%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 72.38 ft
Maximum 77.03 ft
Average 75 ft
Dam_Height 15
Hydraulic_Height 13
Drainage_Area 1921
Year_Completed 1931
Nid_Storage 3428000
Structural_Height 17
Foundations Soil
Surface_Area 288640
Hazard_Potential Low
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 4
River_Or_Stream RED LAKE RIVER
Dam_Length 36500
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Nid_Height 17

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