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DaveZman14q

Dumb question or more to it than I think??

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With such cold temps this year, how is it possible to have so much slush on a lake?! I understand snow acts as an insulator, but where exactly does all this slush come from and how doesn't it freeze??

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Ryan_V

The water seeps up from stress cracks in the ice caused naturally, the snow insulates it and creates slush pockets under the snow than can be very large. Trust me, I've been young and dumb on a year just like this thinking "I have a 700cc four wheeler with chains. There isn't anywhere on the lake I can't pull my portable....." MMAAANNNN was I wrong. Several years ago I tried this and buried my wheeler past the floorboards multiple times in slush, each time talking the better part of an hour to get out. Snow drifts caused by blowing and drifting snow can also cause the ice to "sink", crack and flood. We have to let the resort's do their thing, and trust what they tell us, they know! Also not a bad year to tip the ice guys extra if you can, it's tough work out there!

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DaveZman14q

Hey thanks for the reply Ryan! That makes sense, didn't think of that...

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