Water levels on Lake Weslemkoon are maintained by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). The MNRF does their best to follow the planned Madawaska_WaterMgtPlan but are often constrained by how much water they can release from the lake as too much would damage the infrastructure downstream of Weslemkoon.
LWCA Director Marty Blake stays in contact with the MNRF, communicating any concerns about high or low water levels or the functioning of the dam.
On April 2nd 2020 a work crew from the MNRF visited the dam. They pulled the bottom 3 logs and replaced the 4 worst ones. There appears to be a decent seal. The MNRF also did some work on the gauge so it is up and running again. This gauge is linked to our website.
We are always concerned about lake levels. As you may recall, in late April 2019, water levels were VERY high. Docs were under ice, and when as the considerable snow in the bush melted, the lake rose even higher. This caused all sorts of damage to boathouses and docks.
Photo Credit: Steve Latto