When ice-out actually occurs is always debated but the State of Maine uses the following definition: "...we will consider “ice-out” to be when you can navigate unimpeded from one end of the water body to the other. There may still be ice in coves or along the shoreline in some areas but when a person can traverse the entire water body without being stopped by ice floes, we will consider the ice to be out.
John Bacchiocchi, Lovell's resident ice-out expert, has declared Wednesday, April 26th, to be 2017's Ice-Out date!
Click here to see Ice-Out dates for various lakes around the state. Kezar Lake should appear on it soon.