Superior National Forest Ice Update
May 6, 2014 PM report
Current Ice Conditions: Remember, ice is never completely safe and now is a particularly dangerous time. Also, ice packs shift with winds so the exact location of an ice pack may change quickly.
From FS pilots--a seeding mission was flown today and this is the pilot’s report:
- There is very little open water right now.
- If we get a break in the weather, conditions may change very quickly—even as soon as this weekend.
- Where there is current, ice is breaking up.
- Much of Fall Lake is open and some portions of Pipestone Bay are open.
- Smaller lakes and ponds are dark and are starting to break up.
- Portions of Birch Lake are beginning to open up.
- Most lakes east of Insula are pretty solidly ice-covered still.
- The Little Indian Sioux and Nina Moose (aka Moose/Portage Rivers) Rivers are open but the lakes are mostly still frozen.
- Reports from others:
- Much of the eastern end of Fall Lake is open.
- The southern tip of Pipestone Bay was open to just north of Wegens Point two days ago.
- The road into Mudro Lake is in very bad condition. Low clearance vehicles and two wheel drive vehicles will probably not make it.