The “official” Ice-In date for Chandos Lake has been determined by Cathy Burgess to be January 11, 2023. A graph showing the Ice-In dates since 1985 can be found here. More discussion on Ice In and Out can be found here.
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Using Lake Sediments to Track Changes in Aquatic Plant Communities
Back in 2019, an MSc research project funded by the CLPOA, Western University, and MITACS was undertaken by David Zilkey on the changing condition of Gilmour Bay since the arrival in the area of European settlers. Regrettably, Covid played havoc with getting this work completed in a timely fashion, but now a “Plain Language” advanceContinue reading “Using Lake Sediments to Track Changes in Aquatic Plant Communities”
The Warming of Canadian Lakes
It is an established fact that our lakes are getting warmer and the number of days of ice cover are getting shorter. And given all this crazy hot weather this year, climate change is a hot topic, even in the winter. A recent article in the Globe and Mail begins with: “Canadian lakes are inContinue reading “The Warming of Canadian Lakes”
When is the ice REALLY out?
2022 was an unusual year for Ice Breakup. Just as the ice was about to leave, there were a couple of days of high winds which seemed to concentrate the remaining vestiges of ice into ice packs, which were then driven into various bays. In South Bay, for instance the ice usually recedes from theContinue reading “When is the ice REALLY out?”
Spring Report 2022
Spring FloodThe likelihood of a spring flood this year seems remote. Much of the snowpack in the watershed has reduced greatly, so unless there is a large quantity of rain, we are home-free in that regard. Web site additions – TARPThere have been a couple of additions to the website, notably to do with Dr.Continue reading “Spring Report 2022”
Top of the Season!
Dear faithful followers all, Thank you for your interest in this site. It helps to keep the motivation up 🙂 I hope you are all healthy and that you have folk you love, to share the joy of the season with. For myself, it has been a disrupted season. We have lots of family, andContinue reading “Top of the Season!”
Hummingbird Departures 1986-2021
Cathy Burgess has been recording the arrival and departure dates for red throated hummingbirds since 1986. The departure date for 2021 was observed to be September 18. Here is a graph of her data. On a trend line basis the hummers are leaving a week later than they were 35 years ago. A bit moreContinue reading “Hummingbird Departures 1986-2021”
Website mobile device issues
Dear followers all, it recently came to my attention that although laptop versions of this website generally worked ok, the mobile versions, such as for an iphone or ipad, did not show many of the charts and pictures. This, hopefully, has now been remedied. Please, if you note any malfunctions, it would be highly appreciatedContinue reading “Website mobile device issues”
2020 Lake Partner Program Phosphorus Report for the Kawarthas
The Kawartha Stewards Association (KLSA) recently published this report on phos in their set of lakes. (Chandos is not included). These lakes are flow-through, meaning that one flows into another, and so phosphorus levels in one lake can affect levels in the downstream lake. It also means that the levels can vary widely. On aContinue reading “2020 Lake Partner Program Phosphorus Report for the Kawarthas”
Gilmour Bay Namesake
Gilmour Bay was most likely named after the Gilmour Bay Lumber Baron family from Trenton. If you have 66 minutes or so, it is very informative to watch the Youtube video “Lumber Baron- The Gilmour Years” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0HfX5XciQ The last 5 minutes or so has a really hilarious sketch called “the sawmill” -very chaplinesque. WeContinue reading “Gilmour Bay Namesake”