For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on November 21, 2022 at 6:00 A.M.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
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 November 21 at 03:00 AM. The possibility exists for damaging winds through today, tonight and Tuesday morning along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Wind southwest 25 knots (46km/hr.) increasing to southwest 35 knots (65km/hr.) this morning then diminishing to west 25 knots (46km/hr.) early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 knots (19km/hr.) near midnight then increasing to southwest 15 knots (28km/hr.) Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 20knots (37km/hr.) near noon Tuesday.
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Waves 2 metres building to 3 to 4 metres near noon then subsiding to 2 metres this evening. Waves subsiding to 0.5 metres or less overnight then building to 0.5 to 1 metres Tuesday morning.
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 5:45 AM Monday November 21,
- 0.89m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.39m).
A possible wave uprush up to 174.51 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., Tuesday November 22 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.