For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on April 29, 2020 at 9:30 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 a Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 7:00 AM;
- 1.554m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 175.05m).
- At present, April Lake Erie water level is approximately 90cm above average.
- Current Lake Erie water level is approximately 33cm above 2019 April water level average.
The Government of Canada Marine Forecast for Western Lake Erie Basin, issued at 03:00 AM EDT 29 April 2020.
Today Tonight and Thursday. Wind southeast 28km/h increasing to southeast 37km/h early this morning then veering to south 37km/h early this evening. Wind diminishing to south 28km/h near midnight and to light near noon Thursday.
Today Tonight and Thursday. Waves one metre building to one and one half metres this morning then subsiding to one overnight. Waves subsiding to one half metre or less Thursday afternoon.
A possible wave uprush of 176 to 177 metres 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 May 1, 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.