Watershed Management Division asks Vermonters to report when lakes lose their ice cover
Announcements / Science

Watershed Management Division asks Vermonters to report when lakes lose their ice cover

The Watershed Management Division (WSMD) is asking Vermonters to report when lakes and ponds lose their ice cover, also known as the “ice-out date.” Once a lake or pond is completely free of ice from shore to shore, WSMD scientists can begin their spring water quality sampling efforts. The ice-out data also helps scientists track … Continue reading

Wanted: Ice Out Records
Announcements / Science

Wanted: Ice Out Records

I have to admit, ice out caught me off guard this year.  Every year we solicit ice out records when the first signs of spring appear.  With help from observant individuals throughout Vermont, the Department of Environmental Conservation maintains ice out records for several lakes and ponds, some dating back decades.  These records help us … Continue reading