CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
WATER SAFETY WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on February 8, 2023 at 11:30 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 Water Safety, 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 February 8 at issued 10:30 AM.
Wind light becoming east 10 knots (19km/hr) this evening then increasing to southeast 15 knots (28km/hr) late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 knots (46km/hr) Thursday morning then veering to southwest 30 knots (56km/hr) Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 35 knots (65km/hr) Thursday evening.
Over open water waves 0.5 metres or less building to 0.5 to 1 early Thursday morning and to 1.5 near noon Thursday. Waves building to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.
Power outages are possible. Damage to buildings, such as roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
There is a possibility of a 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.
Municipal flood coordinators are asked to monitor road conditions along the lakeshore.
This Watershed Condition Statement is in effect until 4:00 p.m., Friday February 10 at which time it will expire.
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.