Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Stay safe on the ice in NWI

Conditions expected to fluctuate with warm weather

With warm temperatures forecast for the next week, Iowa DNR officials are reminding people to be aware of deteriorating ice conditions.

Last week several events at Winter Games at the Iowa Great Lakes had to be moved off the ice out of an abundance of caution. Ice conditions rebounded last month during a cold snap, however, recent warm temperature are expected to make thickness fluctuate.

The DNR recommends a minimum of four inches of quality ice for fishing and at least five inches for snowmobiles and ATVs.

Ice forms at different rates on each body of water depending upon the size and water d...