Ice On / Ice Off Data
The information on ice on and ice off dates can be useful as an indicator of the current climatic conditions, and over time it can be used to help monitor indications of climate change. We hope at some point in the future to be able to provide capability for upload and visualization of data. For now, if you start keeping track of the ice on and ice off data, you can start to build a set of data that can be used for trend analysis.
Some lakes have existing definitiions of ice-on and ice-off dates. If there's a tradtion, certainly use that and gather any historical records you can find. If you don't have a tradition, one that is widely used is to declare ice on when the ice prevents someone from boating to the deepest part of the lake from all the points on shore. Ice off is when you can boat to the deepest part of the lake from some shorepoint.
Ice on / ice off data can be entered as part of the electronic data collection - see CSLAP online. Or you can note this information on your first CSLAP sampling form of the year, or email it to Nancy Mueller.
Lake News MAR 12th
Regional HAB Summits Set
Harmful Algal Bloom Summit Information
North Country HAB Summit
Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Best Western Ticonderoga
260 Burgoyne Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Western New York
Monday, March 26 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, SUNY Monroe Community College, the Forum
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, New York 14623
Free parking in campus lots N and M
At these summits, nation-leading experts will work with local steering committees to begin development of tailored action plans to address the causes of algal blooms in the twelve priority waterbodies across the state. The action plans developed for each waterbody will be used to guide the development and implementation of priority projects, including new monitoring and treatment technologies. The action plans will be complete by the end of May and the lessons learned through these action plans will be applied to other impacted waterbodies.
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