CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
WATER SAFETY WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on February 2, 2023 at 12:45 p.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 Water Safety, 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 February 2 at 10:53 AM. The possibility exists for damaging winds through
Today Tonight and Friday. Gale warning in effect. Wind southwest 30 knots (56km/hr.) increasing to southwest 35 knots (65km/hr.) this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 (46km/hr.) this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 knots (28km/hr.) Friday evening.
Today Tonight and Friday. Waves 1 to 1.5 metres building to 2 to 3 meters near noon then subsiding to 1 meter to 1.5 meters near midnight.
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.
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 4:00 p.m., Friday January 3 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.