For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on October 25, 2019 at 9:30 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 updating the Wednesday October 23rd Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s administrative boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 9:00 AM;
- 1.192 m above chart datum (Present Lake Erie water level 174.692 m).
- Wave forecast of 0.5 m Friday morning building to 1.0 m Saturday morning and 1.5 m Saturday afternoon.
- Wave uprush may reach the 176.192 m elevation along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas.
Strong Wind Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Wind northeast 10 knots (18.5 km) becoming variable 10 knots (18.5 km) early this morning then becoming northwest 10 knots (18.52 km) near noon. Wind veering to north 10 knots (18.5 km) near midnight then increasing to east 15 knots (28 km) Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 knots (37 km) near noon Saturday and to southeast 25 (46 km) Saturday evening.
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, Monday October 28, 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.