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How fast does ice form on a lake?

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One of the questions, I get all the time, is how fast does ice form on a lake?  Or, how much ice can a lake make in a day?  Well, there's not straightforward answer to this and a variety of factors affect ice growth.  Small, shallow bodies of water ice up much quicker than large, deep lakes and reservoirs.  

Temperature, wind, and snow cover, all affect the ice growth.   This article is a very interesting read and a very informative piece on ice growth.  Check it out! Lake Ice- Ice Growth

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