For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on July 19, 2019 at 11:00 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 a Watershed Condition Statement for the shoreline of Lake Erie within CCCA’s jurisdictional boundary.
Lake Erie water elevation observed at Port Stanley at 07:00;
- 1.678 m above chart datum (Lake Erie water level 175.178 m).
- Wave forecast of 0.5 m building to 1.0 m by Saturday morning.
- Wave uprush may reach the 175.678 to 176.178m elevation along the Port Bruce Provincial Park beach and the harbour areas.
Strong Wind Warning in Effect.
Today Tonight and Saturday. Wind southwest 15 knots (27.8 km/hr) increasing to southwest 20 knots (37 km/hr) this morning then diminishing to southwest 10 knots (18.5 km/hr) this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 15 knots (27.8 km/hr) Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 10 knots (18.5 km/hr) 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, Sunday July 21, 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.