Friday, April 24, 2015 by Katie

Spring is here! The snow banks are finally melting, the ground is thawing, and the ice is clearing out of lakes in Maine. Volunteers from all over the state are tracking the date when the ice has cleared out of lakes and ponds, known as ice-out. The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program records these dates every year and then can compare the ice-out timing from year to year or over a long period of time. This information can help scientists understand how climate change may impact Maine lakes and ponds. If you want to learn more about observing ice-out in a lake or pond near you, check out:


Has the ice completely cleared out of the lake or pond near your home or school?

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