For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on November 26, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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 Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 11:00 AM;
- 1.16 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.66 m).
Gale Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Wind southwest 10 knots (18 km) backing to southeast 10 knots (18 km) early this evening then increasing to southeast 15 knots (28 km) near midnight. Wind increasing to south 30 knots (56 km) early Wednesday morning and to southwest 35 knots (65 km) near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to southwest 45 knots (83 km) Wednesday afternoon then veering to west 35 knots (65 km) Wednesday evening.
Waves one metre subsiding to one half metre or less this afternoon then building to 2 meters Wednesday morning. Waves building to 3 to 4 meters Wednesday afternoon.
Wave uprush may reach 178.66 m elevation along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas.
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, Thursday November 28, 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.