Another Flood Watch Statement Issued for Lake Ontario Shoreline
Another flood watch statement has been issued, by Conservation Halton, for the Lake Ontario shoreline.
According to Conservation Halton, the most recent information provided by the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) shows that Lake Ontario reached a mean daily water level of 75.80 m on July 14, decreasing just under one cm per day during the previous week.
However, the latest water level is 12 cm below this year’s peak level (recorded on June 15), but with that being said, levels are still 78 cm above average and continues to be a record level for this time of year.
Still, levels are expected to continue to decline in the coming days. But, as record inflows from Lake Erie are also expected to continue, water levels will stay elevated for the next several weeks and well into the summer months.
“All shoreline areas should be considered dangerous during this time,” notes Conservation Halton. “Localized flooding combined with the potential for waves to overtop breakwalls and other shoreline structures continue to make these locations extremely dangerous.”
Residents have been advised to exercise caution around all Lake Ontario shoreline areas.
This Flood Watch - Lake Ontario Shoreline message will remain in effect until July 31, 2019.
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