For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on April 14, 2022 at 8:00 A.M.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
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 5:30 AM;
- 1.1m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.6m).
Today Tonight and Friday.
Wind south 20 knots (37km) increasing to west 30 (56km) early this morning then diminishing to southwest 20knots (37km) late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 knots (28km) overnight then increasing to southwest 25 knots (46km) near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to west 15 knots (28km) Friday evening. Waves 1 metre building to 2 early this morning then subsiding to 1 to 1.5 Friday morning. Waves building to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.
A possible wave uprush 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. 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 April 16, 2022
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.