Published Tuesday, November 30, 1999
- Please adhere the posted signs, they are for your safety
- No matter how thick you think the ice is, there can be weak areas that can give way at any moment, sending you through the ice.
- Sudden drops in temperature may weaken ice
- Slushy snow or water on top of ice may hide cracks in it
- Snow cover over ice may warm the ice up sufficiently to weaken it - even on a cold day
Stormwater Lakes and Ponds
- Stormwater lakes and ponds can be warmer, more turbulent and melt ice faster than natural bodies of water
- Constantly flowing water means water will not freeze; most stormwater lakes and ponds will not freeze through to the bottom
- Stormwater lakes and ponds retain groundwater year round. As a result, the water underneath the surface is constantly moving, which means it does not freeze as evenly as natural bodies of water.