Water Safety Notice

The region’s open waterways have had water flowing over ice and, in certain locations, ice surfaces have ruptured. The ice that has ruptured has moved over and under intact ice. This condition can contribute to ice jamming and result in elevated river water levels. Forecasts are for colder temperatures, which will refreeze waterways, which could aggravate the spring freshette later this year. For the time being, refrozen elevated river...

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ERCA outlines 2018 priorities

Essex Region – Initiating a regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, improving floodline mapping in response to a changing climate, creating over 100 acres of new habitat including an innovative wetland project and continuing to tackle phosphorus loadings in Lake Erie are just a few of the projects Essex Region Conservation has planned for the coming year. “A robust suite of high priority projects and programs to protect and restore the...

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New CA will enhance resiliency to climate change

Essex Region – Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), along with Ontario’s 35 other Conservation Authorities, is pleased to see the Province ensure more resiliency across Ontario watersheds through the passage of Bill 139 which includes a new Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act). “Modernizing this 1946 legislation provides the foundation for Conservation Authorities to strengthen their watershed management role and also develop a...

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Union Gas Invests $30,000 in the Place for Life

Amherstburg, ON – Union Gas has donated $30,000 to enriching and sustaining the Windsor-Essex County and Pelee Island region as the Place for Life.  For the next three years, Union Gas will serve as the Gold Sponsor for each of the Essex Region Conservation Foundation’s fundraising events – the Conservation Golf Tournament, Bike Tour and Super Santa Run.  This donation is particularly significant as it kicks off the Foundation’s Giving...

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Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

Due to existing ground saturation conditions and predicted precipitation, there is an enhanced possibility for flooding across the entire region. Current lake levels are below Flood WATCH notification criteria, however, with the duration of the predicted wind there is the possibility for near shore erosion with wave overtopping and spray. In the areas of direct wave attack, there is also the possibility of potential breakwall damage. The...

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Flood Watch in Effect

Based on the current wet ground conditions, the potential for flooding exists throughout the region especially in low lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas on all major waterways and shoreline areas.  In effect until November 6, 9:00am.

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