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Ice Activities Begin with the Right Thickness

Categorized: 4-H & Youth, Youth Development

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Each year in South Dakota, tragic accidents involve people breaking through ice on rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. Ice thickness can be very variable, and can be effected by snow cover, vegetation and water movement. Ice anglers and others using ice surfaces for their outdoor recreation need to take personal responsibility for their safety when venturing onto the ice.