May 10, 2018 – Following the peak in freshet, the inflows to the lakes ceased at a very rapid rate due to higher than normal air temperatures and a dramatic reduction in the forecasted rain. Considering the high uncertainty in the forecast operations are being conducted to reduce the outflows from the lakes. Currently, most lakes on the Gull and Burnt River systems as well as the Central Lakes are leveling off or increasing as a result of the outflows reductions from operational adjustments. (As of May 12th the water level at the Kennisis Dam has leveled off at a point slightly below the historical average for this date.)
The weather forecast indicates no rain for the next 5 days. In response to very warm temperatures and no precipitation the inflows are rapidly receding across the system.
See our Water Level Update page for more details.