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Lake Erie's ice shrinks some, still most in years

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The recent warm up has melted some of the ice on Lake Erie. Ice still covers about 3/4 of the surface of the lake. The north central part of the Lake Erie now has an ice thickness of 16". The average ice thickness near the mouth of the Maumee river is around 4-6" thick. On the other hand there is a section of the lake that has lost a lot of ice overall near the islands south towards Sandusky. This is one area where the water is once again showing in spots. Overall the lake's ice concentration is still the highest at this time in several years thanks to the very cold November, December and January so far.

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