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Flood Warning Termination (Event Message #3)

November 16, 2020

The Flood Warning issued on Sunday, November 15, 2020 for the Lake Erie shoreline is now terminated.

During Sunday’s event, Lake Erie flood levels reached an elevation in the Long Point/Port Dover area of 176.0 metres (IGLD85) and 176.5 metres (IGLD85) in Port Colborne. This event produced flood levels similar to those reached on October 31, 2019.

Lake Erie static water levels are expected to remain near record highs over the coming months. High static water levels increase the risk of flooding caused by moderate to severe wind-driven surges. Strong lakeshore surge events typically occur from fall through spring.

Due to the forecast for high lake levels, the previously issued Shoreline Conditions Statement – Lake Erie Flood Outlook remains in effect until further notice.

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

Contact Paul Gagnon at 519-842-4242, extension 232 should further information be required.