30 Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline
News Conference Video
Windsor Port Authority has authorized a temporary 30 day buffer zone of 30
metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the
Detroit River. This means no motorized watercraft can operate within 30
metres of shore unless docking.
high water levels have forced us to take extraordinary action to prevent
on-shore damage to property along our waterfront” said Windsor Mayor Drew
Dilkens. “Water levels are expected to continue to rise through August
which means the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better”.
The 30 metre zone takes effect immediately.
“We are dealing with historic high
waters’ crisis, not a shipping issue.
But still, by imposing a 30 metre ban we are asking all pleasure craft
to be good neighbours and stay away from the shoreline property owners that are
dealing with significant pressures”.
Salmons, President and CEO, Windsor Port Authority
educating boaters of the 30 metre ban will be handed out at boating locations
across the city and by the Windsor Police Marine Unit. Social media and
traditional media will also be counted on to help spread the word as quickly as
Police Marine Unit will be tasked with enforcing the 30 metre zone but
education is the focus.
The 30 metre ban is the latest effort by the City of Windsor aimed at protecting properties
from the extreme water levels. A free sandbag program remains in place
for a section of homes along the north side of Riverside Drive.
the sandbag program and more can be found on the City
of Windsor website.