For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on February 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.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 Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 10:00 AM;
- 1.36 m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.86m).
Environment Canada has issued a warning at 10:30 EST February 26, 2020 that ‘Gale’ force winds of 63 to 87 km per hour are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area, along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Today, Tonight and Thursday. Gale warning in effect. Wind northeast 28 km/hr backing to north 37 km/hr this afternoon then to northwest 46 km/hr early this evening. Wind increasing to west 65 km/hr Thursday afternoon.
Waves one metre building to one and one half metres this evening and to 2 early Thursday morning.
An expected wave uprush 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, Friday February 28, 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.