Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jan 1 Ice Thickness: 10-12"

In a very unscientific measurement of the Lake Minnetonka ice thickness, the depth measured approximately 10-12" just out of Excelsior near Gideons Bay. This measurement was done on January 1, 2008.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recommends 8-12" of ice to support a small car, and 12-15" to support a medium truck. While you see several vehicles on the ice this time of year, use caution when venturing out in a vehicle.

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