For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on January 5, 2022 at 09:00 A.M.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas,
Water Management Technician
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 Wednesday January 5, 2022 at 05:00 a.m. The possibility exists for damaging winds through today, tonight and Thursday morning 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.
Today Tonight and Thursday. Gale warning in effect. Wind southwest 30 knots (56 km/hr) increasing to southwest 35 (65 km/hr) this morning and to southwest 40 (74 km/hr) near noon. Wind diminishing to southwest 30(56 km/hr) near midnight and to west 20 (37km/hr) near noon Thursday.
Waves 1 metre building to 2 to 3 early this morning and to 3 to 4 this afternoon. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 2 overnight and to 1.5 Thursday afternoon.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 08:00 AM;
· 1.242m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.74m.
A possible wave uprush of 175.192 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 08:00 a.m., Friday January 7, 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.