For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on November 1, 2019 at 6:15 AM
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
LAKE ERIE SHORELINE, FLOOD OUTLOOK, WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT.
Effective immediately, the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) is issuing an update to the October 31 Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 6:00 AM;
- 1.169 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.669 m).
Gale Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Wind west 35 knots (65 km) diminishing to west 25 knots (46 km) early this morning and to southwest 15 knots (28 km) near noon. Wind increasing to southwest 20 knots (37 km) near midnight then veering to west 20 20 knots (37 km) Saturday evening.
Waves 3 metres subsiding to 2 meters this morning and to one half metre this afternoon. Waves building to one overnight.
Wave uprush may reach 177.669 m elevation along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas.
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, Sunday November 3, 2019.
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.