For Immediate Release
Watershed Condition Statement for Lake Erie Shoreline
Issued on October 17, 2022 at 8:00 A.M.
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 October 17 at 03:00 AM. The possibility exists for damaging winds through today, tonight and Tuesday morning along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Wind variable 10 knots (19km/hr.) increasing to west 20 knots (37km/hr.) early this morning and to southwest 30 knots (56km/hr.) near noon. Wind increasing to southwest 35 knots (65km/hr.) this afternoon then diminishing to west 30 knots (56km/hr.) overnight. Wind backing to southwest 30 knots (56km/hr.) Tuesday evening. Waves 0.5 meters or less building to 1.5 this morning and to 3 to 5 early this evening. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.
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 7:20 AM Monday October 17th,
- 0.82m above chart datum (present Lake Erie water level 174.32m).
A possible wave uprush up to 174.42 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., Wednesday October 19th 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.