Associated Press, Published December 27 2012
Lake Sakakawea freezes over ahead of last winterMINOT, N.D. — The record set earlier this year for the latest freeze on Lake Sakakawea is safe.
Officials say the lake was officially declared frozen Wednesday at 6:40 a.m. It was earlier this year that Sakakawea recorded its latest freeze date on record, on Jan. 18.
The Minot Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/V6uLiS) that freeze dates on the lake have been documented since 1961.
The 178-mile-long lake is the third-largest man-made reservoir in the nation.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com
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