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Water Levels: Lake Minnetonka and Gray's Bay Dam

Questions about water levels, canoeing, or the MCWD's operation of the Gray's Bay dam? Learn more about Gray's Bay Dam.

You can view real-time water level readings of Lake Minnetonka here and Minnehaha Creek here, as part of a partnership between MCWD and the U.S. Geological Survey. Please note, the USGS refers to creek flow as "discharge" on their site.

Ideal creek flows for paddling are between 75 and 150 cubic feet per second (cfs). We do not recommend paddling when the creek's flow is higher than 150 cfs. Conditions can change rapidly, especially after rainfall. We recommend using the real-time flow at Hiawatha Ave to gauge how fast the creek is flowing in the lower half of the creek, and the Gray's Bay Dam discharge to gauge how fast the creek is flowing in the upper half of the creek. Learn more about paddling the creek.

Follow Gray's Bay Dam on Twitter for regular updates on water level and dam discharge.

Most recent reading (December 6, 2021)
Lake Minnetonka: 928.00 feet | Gray's Bay Dam: 0 CFS
Date Lake Level (feet above sea level) Dam Discharge (cubic feet per second) Explanation
November 12, 2014 928.46 Dam closed
November 7, 2014 928.49 Dam closed
November 5, 2014 928.51 Dam closed
November 3, 2014 928.49 Dam closed
October 31, 2014 928.58 Dam closed
October 29, 2014 928.59 Dam closed
October 27, 2014 928.60 Dam closed
October 24, 2014 928.64 20
October 22, 2014 928.64 20
October 20, 2014 928.68 20
October 20, 2014 928.68 20
October 17, 2014 928.71 20
October 15, 2014 928.73 20
October 13, 2014 928.74 20
October 10, 2014 928.77 20
October 8, 2014 928.82 20
October 6, 2014 928.87 20
October 3, 2014 928.97 20
October 1, 2014 928.85 20
September 29, 2014 928.88 20
September 26, 2014 928.93 20
September 24, 2014 928.95 20
September 22, 2014 928.97 20
September 19, 2014 928.98 20
September 17, 2014 929.03 50
September 15, 2014 929.06 50
September 12, 2014 929.13 75
September 10, 2014 929.19 75
September 8, 2014 929.19 75
September 5, 2014 929.28 75
September 3, 2014 929.29 75
September 2, 2014 929.33 75
August 29, 2014 929.28 75
August 27, 2014 929.29 75
August 25, 2014 929.41 150
August 22, 2014 929.43 150
August 20, 2014 929.44 150
August 18, 2014 929.51 200
August 15, 2014 929.52 200
August 13, 2014 929.61 200
August 11, 2014 929.68 200
August 8, 2014 929.73 200
August 6, 2014 929.80 200
August 4, 2014 929.87 195*
August 2, 2014 929.91 200
August 1, 2014 929.94 216*
July 31, 2014 929.97 200
July 30, 2014 930.01 240*
July 29, 2014 930.05 248*
July 28, 2014 930.10 248
July 25, 2014 930.21 270*
July 24, 2014 930.22 270*
July 23, 2014 930.25 270*
July 22, 2014 930.33 287*
July 22, 2014 930.31 287*
July 21, 2014 930.34 287*
July 21, 2014 930.32 287*
July 18, 2014 930.43 308*
July 17, 2014 930.46 321*
July 16, 2014 930.50 321*
July 15, 2014 930.55 345*
July 14, 2014 930.62 338*
July 11, 2014 930.58 338*
July 10, 2014 930.58 352*
July 9, 2014 930.63 352*
July 8, 2014 930.68 354*
July 7, 2014 930.68 354*
July 3, 2014 930.81 394*
July 2, 2014 930.85 380*
July 1, 2014 930.94 397*
June 30, 2014 930.96 397*
June 29, 2014 931.05 418*
June 27, 2014 930.99 418*
June 26, 2014 931.03 300
June 25, 2014 931.05 420*
June 24, 2014 931.09 300
June 23, 2014 931.11 300
June 23, 2014 931.11 300
June 22, 2014 931.08 300
June 20, 2014 931.03 503*
June 20, 2014 931.02 300
June 19, 2014 930.77 300
June 19, 2014 930.88 300
June 18, 2014 930.53 300
June 17, 2014 930.55 355*
June 16, 2014 930.56 300
June 15, 2014 930.60 300
June 13, 2014 930.53 300
June 12, 2014 930.55 300
June 11, 2014 930.53 300
June 10, 2014 930.55 300
June 9, 2014 930.58 300
June 6, 2014 930.62 300
June 5, 2014 930.65 300
June 4, 2014 930.64 300
June 3, 2014 930.66 300
June 2, 2014 930.64 300
June 1, 2014 930.58 300
May 30, 2014 930.21 300
May 29, 2014 930.25 300
May 28, 2014 930.25 300
May 27, 2014 930.28 300
May 23, 2014 930.28 300
May 22, 2014 930.29 300
May 21, 2014 930.33 300
May 20, 2014 930.31 300
May 19, 2014 930.11 300
May 19, 2014 930.27 300
May 16, 2014 930.18 300
May 15, 2014 930.19 300
May 14, 2014 930.21 300
May 13, 2014 930.25 300
May 12, 2014 930.21 300
May 9, 2014 930.14 250
May 9, 2014 930.14 300
May 7, 2014 929.95 200
May 5, 2014 929.96 200
May 2, 2014 929.94 250
May 1, 2014 929.89 150
April 30, 2014 929.81 50
April 28, 2014 929.56 25