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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Forecast High Winds Prompt Watershed Statement

Grey Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority advises low-lying flooding of shoreline areas of Georgian Bay possible as cold front passes.

The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority cautions minor flooding of low-lying shoreline areas along Georgian Bay could result as a cold front moves through the region today.

Sustained winds out northwest between 40-50 km/h are expected to begin later today with gusts up to 80 km/h. Grey Sauble Conservation Authority says the strong winds, combined with near record-high water levels on Georgian Bay and Lake Huron will result in higher than normal waves hitting the shoreline areas.

"This event will likely be similar to the wind/wave event the area experienced two weeks ago," the watershed statement explains.

The Conservation Authority advises increased wave height could result in flooding of low-lying shoreline areas, as well as increased risk of erosion.

Southern portions of Georgian Bay are expected to be the most affected areas in the Grey Sauble watershed.

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