Conservation authority issues watershed statement

Waves crash over the pier at Erieau Beach on Lake Erie. March 8, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Cindy June via Facebook)

With winds up to 35 kilometres per hour in the forecast, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) is keeping an eye on the Lake Erie shoreline.

Sunday afternoon the LTVCA issued a safety bulletin for the Lake Erie Shoreline and Erie Shore Drive following predictions of strong winds Sunday night through Wednesday morning. Waves on Lake Erie are forecasted to reach 2 metres in height.

Officials say residents should pay close attention to weather conditions and avoid the shoreline. Strong waves can cause slippery conditions and hazardous debris to wash onto shorelines.
The conservation authority is also reminding people that standing water can present unseen hazards as well.

Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update the statement accordingly.