Several WICOLA Board members report Lake Ice Observations to the Minnesota DNR. Their observations will occasionally be posted here as a reverence to WICOLA members.
Remember, there really is no sure answer as to when Ice is safe. You can't judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. Strength is based on all these factors -- plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body, currents, water chemistry, movement of fish, and the distribution of the load on the ice.
For more information on Ice Safety, follow this link to the Minnesota DNR website; http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/index.html
The cold weather has finally arrived. White Iron is completely frozen over this morning…Dec 9th. Everyone hope is to make some good ice with predicted cold weather coming. As a point of reference, “Ice In” for White Iron last year was on November 29th.
Widespread ice has been reported on Garden Lake. He seemed a bit uncertain about the area near the dam where the current runs, but from a distance it appears to be ice.
Ice in has been reported for Farm Lake. Some open water may be on the river side of Farm due to the current.Several WICOLA Board members report Lake Ice Observations to the Minnesota DNR. Their observations will occasionally be posted here as a reverence to WICOLA members.
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