Lake Sakakawea sets record for latest winter freeze date

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Lake Sakakawea is officially frozen over, according to data from the Lake Sakakawea/Garrison Project at Riverdale.

Based on the measurements, the lake froze over on Sunday, January 24 — the latest freeze date ever recorded for the lake, thanks to the mild winter so far.

The previous late freeze record was January 18, set during the 2011-2012 winter.

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