Story at a glance

  • An ice disk formed on the surface of the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine.
  • The spinning ice disk first drew attention in January 2019 when it formed on the same river.
  • An ice disk forms when the ice is shaped and moved by the current and vortex beneath the ice, spinning and shaping it into a circle.

An ice disk has formed on the surface of a Maine river, drawing onlookers. 

 

The spinning ice disk first drew attention in January 2019 when it formed on the same river, the Presumpscot in Westbrook. A partial iteration of the disk was seen again in 2020. 


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The disk began forming again on Tuesday, drawing residents and tourists. 

An ice disk forms when the ice is shaped and moved by the current and vortex beneath it, spinning and shaping it into a circle. 

We can't help but be excited for the return of the world famous Westbrook Ice Disk!” the city of Westbrook wrote on Facebook. “Let's enjoy it for as long as it's here in our city.” 


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Published on Jan 14, 2022