Community Safety: Avoid Dangerously Appealing Ice Hummocks at Shorelines

Posted by Melissa Barrett on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 4:17pm.

Though ice hummocks are beautiful, appealing and can portray a wonderful shade of blue, we would like to remind you that while beautiful yes, there are dangers surrounding walking, exploring or playing on the hummocks themselves. 

What are Ice Hummocks?

Ice Hummocks are large chunks of ice that get pushed into shore. They can build up and create quite an intriguing and beautiful shoreline made purely by mother nature.

While the temperatures are fluctuating between winter and spring the waves shift and push the ice shelf around sometimes pulling it out into the lake and other times pushing it back to shore. These 'piles' of ice are not as stable as they may appear however. As tempting as they may be, please don't wander out onto them for a 'closer look' Curiosity killed the cat! You could fall between blocks, and either get stuck, or end up in potentially open water underneath. At these temperatures, hypothermia is sure to set in quickly! 

From the Jen Scholte Team, stay safe during this transition of seasons! 

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