For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on August 26, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
LAKE ERIE SHORELOINE, FLOOD OUTLOOK, 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.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 07:00;
- 1.543 m above chart datum (Lake Erie water level 175.043 m).
- Wave forecast of 1.0 m building to 1.5 m by Monday night.
- Wave uprush may reach the 176.543 m elevation along the Waneeta Beach area, Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas.
Strong Wind Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Wind southwest 20 knots (37.0 km/hr) increasing to south 25 knots (46.3 km/hr) this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 knots (27.8 km/hr) Tuesday afternoon.
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, Wednesday August 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.