CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on November 29, 2022 at 6:00 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 November 29 at 03:00 AM. The possibility exists for damaging winds through
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Wind south 15 knots (28km/hr.) increasing to south 20 knots (37km/hr.) near noon and to south 30 knots (56km/hr.) near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 35 knots (65km/hr.) Wednesday morning.
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Waves 0.5 metres or less building to 0.5 to 1 metres early this morning and to 2 metres overnight. Waves building to 3 to 4 metres near noon Wednesday.
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 at 5:15 AM Tuesday November 29,
- 0.76m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.26m).
A possible wave uprush up to 174.38 metres elevation 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 12:00 p.m., Thursday December 1 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.