For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on February 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
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 updating the Watershed Condition Statement from Friday February 22 for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s jurisdictional boundary.
A Provincial Flood Watch Issued for Southern Ontario by the Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on February 25, 2019 at 4:30 AM indicates.
- A second storm surge on east end of Lake Erie is forecast for Monday (February 23) Morning.
- 61 m above chart datum surge at Port Stanley, with waves to 2.18m
This second surge may create shoreline flooding, cause bluff erosion, and push lake ice onto shorelines.
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, Tuesday February 26, 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.