For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on March 26, 2021, at 6:00 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 Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
A Gale Warning for Lake Erie has been issued by the Government of Canada, Marine Forecast and Warnings on March 26th at 3:00 a.m. The possibility exists for damaging winds through today, tonight and Saturday 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.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 5:00 AM Friday, March 26th;
- 1.066m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.57m).
Winds: Today Tonight and Saturday. Gale warning in effect. Wind light increasing to southwest 35 knots (65 km/hr) early this morning then diminishing to west 20 knots (37km/hr) late this morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 knots (28 km/hr) this afternoon and to west 10 knots (19 km/hr) overnight. Wind becoming light Saturday morning then becoming east 10 knots (19 km/hr) Saturday afternoon.
Waves: Today Tonight and Saturday. Waves one metre building to 2 to 3 early this morning then subsiding to one this afternoon. Waves subsiding to one half metre or less Saturday morning.
A possible wave uprush up to 174.73 metres elevation 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 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27th 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.