For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on January 11, 2022 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.
A Gale Warning for Lake Erie has been issued by Government of Canada, Marine Forecast and Warnings on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. The possibility exists for damaging winds through today, tonight and Wednesday along the Lake Erie North Shore. 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.
Winds are west 10 knots (19km/hr) increasing to southwest 15 (28km/hr) near noon and to southwest 20 (37km/hr) this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 30 (56km/hr) early this evening and to southwest 35 (65km/hr) late this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 (56km/hr) late overnight and to southwest 20 (37km/hr) Wednesday afternoon. Wind veering to west 15 (28km/hr) Wednesday evening.
Waves 0.5 to 1 metre building to 2 to 3 this evening then subsiding to 1.5 near noon Wednesday. Waves subsiding to 1 Wednesday evening.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 11:00 AM;
· 1.068m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.568m.)
A possible wave uprush of 174.918 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 Watershed Condition Statement is in effect until 12::00 p.m., Thursday January 13, 2022. 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.