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Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety

February 21, 2020

LPRCA is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety bulletin for the Lake Erie shoreline in its jurisdiction.

Weather forecasts are calling for 40-50 km/hr sustained southwest winds beginning this afternoon and continuing into Saturday. LPRCA is not expecting major flooding with the current lake surge models at this time, however significant wave action and minor lake surge along the shoreline is expected.

People are urged to use caution or 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. Additionally, there is a chance for some freezing spray off the lake as temperatures are expected to remain below zero.

LPRCA staff will continue to monitor forecasted lake conditions and will update this message as necessary.

Lake Erie is expected to remain elevated until around noon hour Saturday. This message is in effect until 4:00 PM Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.

Contact Matt Churly at 519-427-4423 should further information be required.