The City of Lethbridge says ice thickness on Nicholas Sheran, Chinook, and Henderson Lakes is still not considered safe for public use, despite the extreme cold the past two weeks.
Despite the extreme cold we've had the past two weeks, ice on lakes around the City of Lethbridge is still NOT safe for public use. Parks Operations Manager Kevin Jensen says the ice thickness, tested Tuesday morning (Jan.2 ) on Nicholas Sheran Lake, was only 8 inches thick, which by city standards, is not considered to be OK. He says the amount of snow sitting on top of the ice is acting like an insulator along with some surface water under that snow. Jensen says parks crews will be testing the ice thickness again on Thursday (Jan. 4) at Nicholas Sheran as well as Henderson and Chinook Lakes. - Pat Siedlecki