Sunday, 22 January 2017

the Canal Ice Scale


It struck me, when we were bickering about whether it was OK to move your boat in the ice, over on the K&A Facebook group (as you do), that it would be handy to have a means of describing the thickness of the ice on the canal, in a manner similar to the Beaufort Scale for wind, or even the Bristol Scale for poo (but let's not go there, eh?). 

So here we are; the Canal Ice Scale. There is a range from 1 to 6, with a description of readily observable and describable characteristics for each stage.