This report spotted in the Sun Journal of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine:
"Spring came a month ago, but now it is really here.
Water officials in Lewiston-Auburn called ice-out at Lake Auburn on Monday, installing the public docks off Route 4 in the afternoon and marking the official start to boating season.
Ice-out means the lake is safe for boaters, not necessarily that ice is completely gone. Some patches of ice might remain on the water, but should be settled in coves along the shore.
An April 22 ice-out is average for the lake. In four of the past five years, ice-out has occurred within the same week, ranging from April 19-25.
In 2016, the March 18 ice-out was the earliest on record.
Overall, the trend in recent years has been a later iced-over lake in the winter, and an earlier ice-out in the spring."
Latitude: 44.1 Longitude: -70.3
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