The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District survey team has released it’s latest ice thickness measurements on Lake Pepin.
As of Monday, the thickest ice is still 22 inches at river miles 767 and 768, between the foot of Lake Pepin and Lake City.
The river ice was measured 18-21 inches between miles 769-773.
The thinnest ice, 8 inches, was measured at river mile 777.
The next ice measurement is yet to be determined.
The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook.
Historically the average date in which navigation is open occurs during the third week of March.