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Corps finds Lake Pepin ice thicker this year as annual measurements begin

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The whine of an airboat skimming across the ice on Lake Pepin last Friday is a sound that spring may be nearing.

The airboat is used by crews from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they cross Lake Pepin to take annual ice measurements.

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The Corps takes ice measurements at this location each year to predict the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River.

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