Every year in mid-February, the the St Paul District of the US Army Corp of Engineers begin taking ice measurements on Lake Pepin in preparation for the upcoming shipping season on the mighty Mississippi River. So as before, I thought it would be a good idea to post their findings here on Boat de Jour so as to make it a little easier to keep track of exactly when we’ll all be out sailing again this spring. I am very hopeful that after this rather difficult winter, we will be blessed with a beautiful spring! It is still very much winter as I write this though. It is currently 0° F outside, but we did get our genoa back from the sail loft, Sail la Vie, yesterday for it’s annual restitching, so that’s a good thing.

I’ll leave this post right here until the ice is gone, so you’ll be able to check it out whenever you like. Just click here to get the current ice measurements.

Thanks to the St Paul District US Army Corp of Engineers for providing the data and images.