CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on December 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
LAKE ERIE SHORELINE, 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.
A Gale warning for Lake Erie has been issued by Government of Canada, Marine Forecast and Warnings on December 14 at 03:00 AM. The possibility exists for damaging winds through
Today Tonight and Thursday. Wind east 20 knots (37km/hr.) increasing to east 30 knots (56km/hr.) early this evening and to southeast 35 knots (65km/hr.) overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 30 knots (56km/hr.) Thursday morning and to south 20 knots (37km/hr.) near noon Thursday. Wind veering to southwest 15 knots (28km/hr.) Thursday evening.
Today Tonight and Thursday. Waves 1 metre building to 1.5 early this morning and to 2 to 3 this evening. Waves subsiding to 1 to 1.5 Thursday afternoon and to 0.5 to 1 Thursday evening.
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 Station is down at the time of this Watershed Condition Statement release.
There is a possibility of a 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.
Municipal flood coordinators are asked to monitor road conditions along the lakeshore.
This Watershed Condition Statement is in effect until 8:00 a.m., Friday December 16 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.