This year, the Ottawa River was ice free (ice out) at Point Alexander by April 13. However, Deep River was still ice bound on April 16.
2005 April 16
This year has seen a gentle end to winter. Although we received a big dump of snow in early March, most of the last six weeks has been characterized by cold nights and sunny days. The Ottawa River is clearing on about its normal schedule, but the ice is lingering somewhat because of the lack of rain or wind to help it on its way.
Addendum: The ice went out at Deep River on 2005 April 17.