April 13th

With the colder weather the melt has slowed dramatically.  The ice pan has been booming constantly with the changes in temperature and even increases as the sun comes out from behind the clouds.  There is a crack from the west shore extending east, with a noticeable elevation change on either side of the crack. This is just one of many new cracks in various areas.  Along the shore in one area, a pressure ridge has formed.  The pan is expanding and pushing against the shoreline.  Various areas close to the shore have blow holes varying in size from rather insignificant to bathtub size.  Photo credit,  Wanda S.