For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on October 31, 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 30 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;
- 1.194 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.694 m).
Gale Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Friday. Wind variable 10 knots (19 km) increasing to southwest 20 knots (37 km) near noon and to southwest 30 knots (56 km) this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 40 knots (74 km) early this evening then veering to west 35 knots (65 km) late this evening. Wind diminishing to west 25 knots (46km) Friday
- Wave forecast building to 2.0 – 3.0 m Thursday evening.
- Waves subsiding to 2.0 m near midnight and to one and one half metres Friday morning and to one Friday afternoon
Wave uprush may reach the 176.694 to 177.694 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, Saturday November 2, 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.