For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on January 17, 2020 at 1:30 P.M.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
LAKE ERIE SHORELINE, WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT.
Effective immediately, the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) is issuing a Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 7:00 AM;
- 1.36 m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.86m).
GALE WARNING in EFFECT
The Government of Canada Marine Forecast has issued a Gale Warning for the Lake Erie Western Basin. Gale force winds of 63 to 87 km/hr are expected within the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Wind north 37 km diminishing to northeast 19km this morning then veering to east 19km this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 37km this evening then veering to south 46km Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 64km Saturday afternoon.
Waves one and one half metres subsiding to one half metre or less near noon then building to one near midnight. Waves building to one and one half metres Saturday morning and to 3 Saturday evening.
A possible wave uprush of 177.86 along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas has the potential to cause shoreline erosion.
Residents are asked to closely watch local conditions and take appropriate responsible action, and are urged to use caution and stay away from Lake Erie shoreline areas experiencing strong wave action and elevated water levels. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas.
Municipal flood coordinators are asked to monitor road conditions along the lakeshore.
This Watershed Condition Statement is in effect until noon, Sunday January 19, 2020.
This is a reminder to be diligent, and watch local weather conditions and to take appropriate action when circumstances require.
CCCA continues to monitor watershed conditions and will issue updates and recommendations when or if necessary. CCCA always recommends taking any necessary precautions.