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Ice Out

2018 April 29

This morning we went for a drive around the local area to investigate the state of ice out. In summary, ice out has not yet occurred but it is imminent. A change of wind direction would probably do it. The Chalk River is very high and is slightly flowing over Forestry Road at the Corry Lake Bridge. Corry Lake is still ice covered.

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Mount Martin as seen from Burkes Beach. The river is still iced up at the shore.

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Looking towards the point at Point Alexander. More open water at the upwind end of the beach.

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Looking towards Presqu'isle from Point Alexander. You could launch here if you really wanted to, but frankly. today's conditions were miserable. Presqu'isle is still iced in.

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Upstream of Point Alexander. This is a shallow bay protected from the down river wind.

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Dogs are not allowed on Burkes Beach.

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From Centennial Rock on the Deep River waterfront. The bay is stll iced in but the river is open out in the middle.

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Looking towards Deep River Pier from Centennial Rock.

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Looking upriver from the Deep River pier.

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Mount Martin as seen from the Deep River pier. Open water is close but not quite here yet.

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High water in The Chalk River at Hwy. 17.

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The boat launch at Corry Lake Beach.

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Corry Lake Beach.

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Access to the Corry Lake beach.

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Ah, Spring!

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Maple flowers. Ice out may be late but spring is coming.

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Corry Lake Bridge. It might be possible to paddle a canoe under there but it would be tight.

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Corry Lake as seen from the Corry Lake bridge.

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The Chalk River flowing across Forestry Road at the Corry Lake bridge.

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