Rotary Ice Melt clock is in the water |

Rotary Ice Melt clock is in the water

Special to the Daily/David DiseA photo taken by David Dise around 2 p.m. Sunday, just before the device went in the water.

The Summit County Rotary’s ‘Ice Device’ – which records every year when Dillon Reservoir has melted – went in the water Sunday. Once the device is retrieved sometime this week, the Rotary will announce the exact time, but it will likely have been sometime in the afternoon or early evening of May 16. The device is placed in the deepest part of the reservoir near the dam, and the Rotary sells tickets to allow people to guess when it will fall in.

Money will be awarded to contest winners – $2,000, $750 and $500 for the top three guesses, and a first prize of $4,000 if the exact date and time is guessed. Winning guesses are often separated by only seconds, with a guess at the maximum temperature of the big day being the tie-breaker.

The contest raises about $15,000 annually for Summit High School scholarships and other Rotary contributions to the community.

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