Another stumper…

Another strange ice formation – this one in the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, NY. 

This photo comes from David Pick who was kind enough to allow us to share it on the River Ice Photo Blog.  Here’s some info David sent along with the photo, which he took from his home on Goodyear Lake, NY.

  • This is actually on the headwaters Susquehanna River which is dammed at the farthest point in the middle of the picture creating the lake.
  • The flow is from right to left and we are in a bit of a cove.
  • There were also a few more circles further in the cove.
  • The interesting thing is the similar diameter of all of the rings, even the partial ones.
  • What appears to be water rings are still in the form of ice.
  • The snow ultimately melted or blew off leaving a faint shadow of the rings in the ice by the time I returned from work.

If you have any suggestions regarding what might have caused this unusual pattern in the ice – please use the comment feature to share your thoughts.

(photo by David Pick, December 2010)


About Faye Hicks

I am a professor emeritus, civil engineer, animal lover and writer.
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