Ice on reservoirs in Iowa is always a chancy proposition. Early season ice is deceptive. Developing ice on Lake Panorama is not suitable for holding people up. The best advice is always to wait until there is at least four inches of clear ice to support you. The minor, but essential dam gate monitor repair is resulting in lowering the water level a few inches which may also cause issues with the ice. Don’t depend on the ice to support you. STAY OFF until extended cold closes in ice openings and ice borings show at least four inches of the clear stuff. Vehicles should NEVER BE TAKEN ONTO Lake Panorama ice.

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