skim ice

skim ice

[′skim ‚īs]
(hydrology)
First formation of a thin layer of ice on the water surface.
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A couple years ago, one poor man in my town lost his shorthair in a creek just a few feet wide after it fell through a layer of skim ice, couldn't get out, and drowned.
As we busted the skim ice and set the decoys, Kevin commented, "Guys, I don't know what to expect from the ducks this morning considering the ice, clouds and cold, but I guess we'll find out.
As of yesterday, there was skim ice on some small ponds and thin sheets floating on some parts of larger ponds.
For manual operation, the RSMCK control panels are equipped with a four- hour manual override timer that allows users to bypass the snow sensor, an ideal method for melting skim ice or drifting snow.
Some past seasons have brought temperatures that created skim ice and he had constructed the deep hole to attenuate those conditions.
The mud holds the sun's heat so even when the rest of the impoundment has thin skim ice, we still have a place next to the blind that ducks will seek out because it has open water.
While the side I was hunting from had only skim ice, it turned out the ice on the opposite side was much thicker, having formed in the slower current downstream on the inside of a sharp bend.
The bird kept trying to surface to no avail as it ran out of air, and Bybee finally dispatched it right through the skim ice.
For manual operation, RSMCK control panels are equipped with a four-hour manual override timer that allows users to bypass the snow sensor, which is an ideal method to melt skim ice or drifting snow.