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Lake Sakakawea Frozen

Lake Sakakawea Frozen

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The weekend just past brought with it a yearly milestone for Lake Sakakawea.

The big lake is officially frozen over.

Workers at the Garrison Dam declared the lake frozen as of 9:45 Saturday morning.

The December 14th freeze-date for Lake Sakakawea is the earliest since 1985 when the lake froze over on November 30th.

According to records from the Corps of Engineers, since the lake was formed in 1953, this year had the second-fewest ice-free days ever - a total of 215 days.

The shortest ice-free season was in 1956 when there were 212 open-water days.

The December 14th freeze-up for the lake is the 7th earliest...along with 1985, the lake froze over earlier in 1955, 56, 58, 59, and 61.

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