For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on October 30, 2019 at 7:30 AM
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
LAKE ERIE SHORELINE, FLOOD OUTLOOK, 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 6:00 AM;
- 1.192 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.692 m).
- Wave forecast building to 2.0 m Thursday evening.
- Wave uprush may reach the 176.692 m elevation along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas.
Gale Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Wind northwest 10 knots (19 km) increasing to north 15 knots (28 km) early this morning then veering to northeast 15 knots (28 km) near noon. Wind diminishing to northeast 10 (19 km) this evening then increasing to southwest 15 knots (28 km) Thursday morning. Wind increasing to west 25 knots (46 km) Thursday afternoon and to west 35 knots (65 km) Thursday evening.
Waves one half to one metre subsiding to one half metre or less near midnight then building to one meter near noon Thursday. Waves building to 2 meters Thursday evening.
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, Saturday November 2, 2019.
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.