For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on December 6, 2021 at 09:45 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.
A Gale Warning for Lake Erie has been issued by Government of Canada, Marine Forecast and Warnings on Monday December 6, 2021 at 03:00 a.m. Wind southwest 46km/hr (25 knots) veering to west 56km/hr (30 knots) this morning then increasing to west 65km/hr (35 knots) near noon. Wind diminishing to west 46km/hr (25 knots) near midnight and to west 28km/hr (15 knots) Tuesday morning.
The possibility exists for damaging winds through today, tonight and Tuesday morning along the Lake Erie North Shore. Damage to buildings, such as roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Waves 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon then subsiding to 2 overnight. Waves subsiding to 1 Tuesday morning.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 08:00 AM;
- 1.11m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.61m).
A possible wave uprush of 174.61 metres elevation along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas has the potential to cause shoreline erosion and flooding.
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 Lake Erie Shoreline Watershed Condition Statement is in effect until 12::00 p.m., Tuesday December 7, 2021. 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.