Foster County Independent - The Official Newspaper for Foster County

Early ice awareness


December 5, 2022

Outdoor enthusiasts need to be aware of early ice conditions before traveling onto and across North Dakota waters.

A few reminders include:

• Edges firm up faster than farther out from shore.

• Snow insulates ice, which in turn inhibits solid ice formation, hiding cracks, weak and open water areas.

• Ice can form overnight, causing unstable conditions. Ice thickness is not consistent, as...

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