For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on April 12, 2020 at 12:00 P.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 11:00 AM;
· 1.566m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 175.1m).
GALE WARNING in EFFECT
The Government of Canada Marine Forecast has issued a Gale Warning for the Lake Erie Western Basin.
Wind south 28km increasing to south 37km this evening and to west 65km near noon Monday. Wind diminishing to west 46km Monday evening.
Waves one half to one metre building to 3 to 4 metres Monday afternoon then subsiding to 2 metres Monday evening.
A possible wave uprush of 178 to 179 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, Wednesday April 15, 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