Despite being in the Spring season, Manitobans were welcomed with ice piled up on the shore of Lake Winnipeg. Some of the ice piled up to about 25 feet high forming giant hills across the shore.
Ron Suzuki, a resident who lives in Winnipeg Beach said “It was all along this one spit, it’s called Sandy Bar Beach … the ice was pushed up against the whole area, … It even pushed sand and dirt up as well.”
A research associate and sessional instructor at the U of M’s Centre for Earth Observation Science said this is a classic “ice shove.” Crawford said that ice shoves occur commonly in the Spring and involve a mobile ice cover and constant wind. He said it usually happens in the spring because melting typically occurs around the shoreline before the centre of the lake.
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