For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on January 7, 2020 at 10:45 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 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;
- 1.24 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.74m).
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Wind southwest 10 knots (18.5km) increasing to southwest 20 knots (37.0km)this afternoon then veering to west 20 knots (37.0km) this evening. Wind increasing to west 30 knots (55.6km) late overnight then diminishing to northwest 20 knots (37.0km) near noon Wednesday. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 knots (18.5km) Wednesday evening.
Waves one half metre or less building to 2 early this evening and to 3 early Wednesday morning. Waves subsiding to one Wednesday afternoon.
Wave uprush may reach 177.74m 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 January 9, 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.