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Shoreline Condition Statement - Flood Outlook

Standing Message - Lake Erie & Lake St. Clair - High Static Water Level

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Issued to: Municipal Flood Coordinators of Municipalities, Media

Issued by: Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority

Highlights:

  • Current water levels are down from where they were at this time of the year from 2017 through 2021, but are still well above average.
  • With the drop in water levels, near gale force or stronger winds are now required to create the waves that cause flooding along much of the LTVCA shoreline. 
  • However, strong sustained wind speeds can still create waves that cause flooding, erosion, and shoreline damage in the Erie Shore Drive area.
  • There is still a risk of erosion and damage to shoreline protection works, including erosion along the high bluffs.

Message:

Average daily water levels on Lake Erie at the beginning of October were around 174.4 m (I.G.L.D.). This is down about 47 cm from last year’s peak daily average water level record set on July 21st.  The all-time record high monthly average for October was 174.94 m, set in 1986. Water levels at the beginning of October were still 31 cm above what would be considered normal for the month of October. Water levels on Lake Erie peaked in June and are now well into their seasonal decline.  Forecasts suggest water levels could drop around 13 cm by the beginning of November.   

Average daily water levels on Lake St. Clair at the beginning of October were around 175.4 m (I.G.L.D.). This is down about 41 cm from last year’s peak daily average water level record set on July 17th. The all-time record high monthly average for October was 175.96, set in 1986. Water levels at the beginning of October were 38 cm above what would be considered normal for the month of October.  Water levels on Lake St. Clair peaked in June and are now well into their seasonal decline.  Forecasts suggest water levels could drop around 13 cm by the beginning of November.   

While current water levels on the lakes are still around 30 to 40 cm above average for this time of the year, water levels on both Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair have fallen back down below October water levels seen from 2017 to 2021.   

With lower water levels, the risk of shoreline flooding has decreased.  Along the Lake St. Clair shoreline in the LTVCA, it is expected that sustained gale force winds (above 60 km/hr) would now be needed to produce shoreline flooding. Along most of the Lake Erie shoreline conditions have also improved.  Some areas along the shoreline are also now looking at wind speeds closer to gale force before flooding would occur.  While significant flooding has not been seen for several months now down on Erie Shore Drive, this may have more to do with the lighter winds seen over the last few months.  The Fall and Winter seasons typically see higher winds.  Current water levels on Lake Erie are still fairly close to 2017 Fall/Winter water levels when flooding was being seen in the area.  Flooding along Erie Shore Drive could still occur with sustained winds over 35 km/hr from a southerly (southwest through southeast) direction.       

Erosion and shoreline damage are still concerns along the Great Lakes shorelines. The same waves that cause flooding can damage shoreline protection works and cause erosion in unprotected areas. The bluff areas all along the Lake Erie shoreline are also at a greater risk of erosion due to the high lake levels, especially when there are onshore winds and waves. Along the bluffs, the erosion can cause the bluffs to fail and there have been times over the last few years when many metres of land have fallen into the lake all at one time. Such failures do not necessarily happen during a high wind and wave event, and exactly when the bluff may fail is not something that can be predicted.

Shoreline residents need to pay attention to local conditions and prepare accordingly.  Should an event occur, people should be extra careful and avoid the shoreline and any waterways with high water levels. The waves on the lakes can be strong, and the shoreline and the banks of waterways can be slippery and unstable. There could also be hazardous debris within the waves and water which could be thrown onto the shoreline. Standing water can also present unseen hazards. Children and animals should be kept away from the water.

Please contact your local municipality should flooding and/or erosion events occur, or should events occur that could impact roadways and other public infrastructure. If there is an urgent risk to personal safety, call 911.

This is a standing message issued for the month of October.  Should weather forecasts suggest a sustained wind event likely to cause shoreline issues, this message will be upgraded.

Message Contact:  Jason Wintermute (jason.wintermute@ltvca.ca)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Part Time Casual On-Call Cleaner

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is seeking applications for the position of Part Time Casual On-Call Cleaner. The successful candidate will assist with the clean-up and cleanliness of municipal facilities as required.

The preferred applicant must have:

  • Grade 12 Education.
  • First-aid/CPR Certification.
  • Clean criminal record check.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability and physical condition to perform required duties.
  • Excellent work and attendance record.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Previous experience in similar positions.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • WHMIS 2015

Currently hours of work are casual (approximately 15-20 hours per week) are varied and include evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.

Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and experience to:

Kate Morreau, Executive Assistant at  199 Currie Road, Dutton ON N0L 1J0 or email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS:  Friday, October 7th, before 4:30pm.

All applicants are thanked but only those selected for an interview will receive further notice.

The Municipality is strongly committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment that highlights employees’ unique contributions to our success.   As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers, and the community in which we live and serve.  

We are an employer that is committed to barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection only.

Weekly Lab Hour Schedule - October 3-6, 2022

Dutton Medical Centre Lab Hours for week of October 3-6 2022

  • Monday October 3 - 8am to 11:30am
  • Tuesday October 4 - 1pm to 3:30pm
  • Wednesday October 5 - 8am to 11:30am
  • Thursday October 6 - 8am to 11:30am

We apologize for the inconvenience.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - WINTER ROAD PATROLLERS (3)

The Corporation of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is currently accepting applications for the position of Winter Road Patrollers. Reporting to the Manager of Roads and Facilities, the primary duties will be to patrol the roads during the winter season, keep records and provide back-up for winter drivers as needed. These positions will be required for a minimum of 4-5 months for the period of mid-November to mid-March.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 Diploma
  • Knowledge, ability and physical condition to perform duties required.
  • Knowledge of the “Winter Minimum Maintenance Standards.”
  • Excellent work and attendance record.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, as required
  • Proven communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge and training under the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Proof of valid Driver’s license and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Road Patrol Computer Software.
  • First-aid/CPR Certification. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:  Katie Morreau, Human Resources, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich 199 Currie Road, Dutton ON  N0L 1J0 - email: kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS:  Friday, October 7, 2022 before 4:30pm

All applicants are thanked but only those selected for an interview will receive further notice.

The Municipality is strongly committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment that highlights employees’ unique contributions to our success.   As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers, and the community in which we live and serve.  

We are an employer that is committed to barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection only.

 

County Road Projects

This message is intended to notify residents of County road projects ongoing and scheduled next week within the municipality.   Please note that anticipated schedules are potentially impacted by weather and other conflicts that may delay scheduled works.

County projects scheduled for the week of September 12th, 2022

  1. Fingal Line (CR 16) Rehabilitation – Asphalt paving and road line painting is complete.  Granular shouldering is anticipated to be completed by Wednesday next week to conclude the project.
  1. Dunborough Road (CR 5) Surface Treatment – Project is complete with the exception of roadway line markings.  Once traffic and rain remove the excess float aggregates, line painting will be scheduled.

If you or a member of the public have any questions or concerns arising from any of these County projects please contact Engineering Services at engineering@elgin.ca

Water Discolouration Advisory

We have been notified of some discolouration in the drinking water system. OCWA has been monitoring the situation and the water is completely safe for drinking and all other uses. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.

OPP ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS PROVINCIAL TOW PROGRAM FOR 2023

FROM: Highway Safety Division-Provincial Traffic Operations                                   

 DATE: August 24, 2022 

OPP Introduces New Towing/Storage Operator Service Application/Requirements

(ORILLIA, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is implementing changes to its Provincial Tow Program that affect how Tow & Storage Service Operators (TSSOs) apply to provide OPP-requested tow services in 2023. 

Among the changes, TSSOs are now required to complete their own Electronic Criminal Record Check which includes an agency letter acknowledging this requirement. These links are now available on the OPP Provincial Tow Program webpage at opp.ca.

With the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)-led Tow Zone Pilot Program now in place, the OPP will adhere to the guidelines set out in this Greater Toronto Area (GTA) pilot.

For the OPP Provincial Tow Program (all areas outside the GTA Tow Zone Pilot Program scope), the existing practice of obtaining or dispatching a TSSO will remain the same as the current practice. Only TSSOs that have been approved to be on a Detachment TSSO Tow List will be dispatched for police requested tows.

TSSOs applying to be on an OPP Detachment Tow List (for the OPP Provincial Tow Program) must submit their application between September 1 (or earlier) and October 15 to be on the list for the following calendar year. TSSOs who were approved for the 2022 tow list are reminded that they must reapply to be accepted for the 2023 calendar year as outlined above.

TSSOs with questions can contact their local OPP detachment.  

 The OPP encourages all tow companies, operators and drivers to educate themselves about the rules and regulations around providing police-requested tow services under the OPP Provincial Tow Program.  

HELPFUL LINKS

 

QUICK FACTS

The OPP Tow Program supports the Ontario Government-led multi-agency Towing Task Force's broader strategy to address criminal activity and violence in the towing industry.

Contact:           OPP Acting Sergeant Sherri Wilson,  Provincial Traffic Operations
Phone:              1-705-329-6828

Public Notice - Dutton Swimming Pool

It is sad to think the summer is almost over!

Swimming lessons conclude this Friday!

The last Open Swims of the Summer are Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 from 1pm to 6pm.

We hope you have enjoyed your time at the pool this summer!

2023 BUDGET - HAVE YOUR SAY - Citizen Survey

Please take this survey and have your say.  We thank you for your feedback! 

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NOTICE: Lab hours for week of August 15 2022

Monday, August 15 2022:  Open 8:00 am to 11:30 am - Closed  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 16 2022:  Open 8:00 am to 11:30 am  and Open 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Wednesday, Aug. 17 2022: Closed ALL DAY

Thursday, August 18 2022:  Open 8:00 to 11:30 am and Open 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

 

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