Lake of Bays Water Levels
A number of LOBA members have expressed concern about lower-than-normal water levels on the lake. We contacted the Water Management Department at the Bracebridge Field Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and thank them for their response,
The water level on Lake of Bays is lower than usual for this time of year
as a result of the delayed (approximately 4 weeks) spring melt/rains
this year. As you may have noticed, the lake is beginning to rise with
recent rains and warm weather melting snow across the watershed.
At this time it is difficult to predict exactly when water levels will
to more normal levels and will be dependent on weather
Below is a graph showing water levels for Lake of Bays at Baysville from January 1, 2017 to today. If you wish to monitor water levels, you can do so at this
Government of Canada, Real Time Hydrometric data link
. You can adjust the dates towards the bottom of the page.