There’s a great new way to keep track of the ice-out date on your lake or pond!
It’s a new Maine.gov website: http://maine.gov/dacf/parks/water_activities/boating/ice_out_dates.shtml
When the ice goes out on your lake (or even if it already did, this year) send a quick email to the new ice-out webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include lake name, town, and date of ice-out.
In the Spring, during weekdays, Maine Agriculture and Forestry will update ice-out information daily as it becomes available.
The website also has records of previous ice-out dates and links to federal data on ice-out in New England.