Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook – Water Safety
Potential for flooding and erosion along Lake Huron shoreline
A strong cold front is expected to move across the watershed tomorrow afternoon (November 9th), bringing with it freezing conditions and high winds. Strong northwest winds are expected to begin late in the day Thursday and are forecast to weaken through the day Friday. Maximum sustained wind speeds of 40km/hr with gusts to 70km/hr are forecast with this event.
The strong winds combined with above normal long term average water levels on Lake Huron will result in higher than normal waves hitting shoreline areas.
The increased wave height may result in minor flooding of low-lying coastal areas, as well as increased risk of erosion to lakeshore bluffs.
Residents are reminded to stay well back from breaking waves, and also to approach top of bluff areas with caution during and immediately after the storm in case there has been any movement of the lake bank.
This message will remain in effect until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday November 11, 2017, unless local conditions warrant further updates. Maitland Conservation will continue to monitor shoreline conditions and will provide an update if required.