Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lake Erie Ice Survey hopeful

Lake Erie ice cover image from 4-21-14, where you can actually see the water

On Wednesday the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, (along with representatives from the power companies in New York and Ontario, and from Environment Canada) conducted an areal survey of the ice cover on the eastern end of Lake Erie. They specifically map the area located to the east of an imaginary line from Long Point in Canada to Erie, Pennsylvania. 

The results from the survey show the lake ice is still extensive, 399 square miles, but is decreasing so the ice boom might be removed next week.  Another survey will be conducted on Monday. The ice has to be down to 250 square miles for the boom to be removed.

Lake Erie Ice cover image from 4-23-14, where the cloud cover obscures things

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