Mapping and Monitoring Lake Ice

For you tech heads out there...this is how the Canadians are monitoring and mapping lake ice with radar satellites.

They can tell the state and condition.

Since the Canadian own a couple commercial radar satellites (and the USA doesn't have any), they can easily provide this service like weather reports. NOAA could and should be doing this as a service considering the number of people who drown each year for going out on unsafe ice.