For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on November 5, 2019 at 12:00 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 a Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 12:00 PM;
- 1.219 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.719 m).
Strong Wind Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Wind west 20 knots (37 km) increasing to west 25 knots (46 km) early this evening then diminishing to west 10 (19 km) knots early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to south 15 knots (28 km) near noon Wednesday and to southwest 20 knots (37 km) Wednesday evening.
Waves one to one and one half metres subsiding to less than one half metre Wednesday morning then building to one meter Wednesday afternoon. Waves building to 2 meters Wednesday evening.
Wave uprush may reach 176.719 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 7, 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.