Residents living along Lake Erie urged to monitor conditions

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority has released a flood outlook as Niagara is expecting a Spring storm overnight tonight. 

The Ministry of Natural Resources is forecasting Lake Erie water levels in Port Colborne to increase due to storm surge, by 1 meter over current water levels. 

Peak water levels are forecasted to occur tomorrow morning.

During this time, there is an increased risk of shoreline flooding and erosion resulting from strong wave action and storm surge. 

Residents living along Lake Erie are urged to monitor the situation closely.

Current water levels in local rivers and streams are well below critical thresholds and the NPCA does not expect any major riverine flooding at this time.

Rain in the amount of 20 to 30mm is also forecast to coincide with the low-pressure system moving through our region.

Current water levels in local rivers and streams are well below critical thresholds and the NPCA does not expect any major riverine flooding at this time.

The NPCA will continue to monitor these conditions and will issue further messages as required. Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within the streams can be found on the NPCA’s website.