G&P offers ice safety tips


February 7, 2024

A recent spurt of warm temperatures may decrease ice stability across Nebraska water bodies.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission warns anybody venturing onto the ice to be cautious and use the following safety tips:

Never go out alone. Have a buddy.

A minimum of three inches of clear, blue lake ice will support a single person.

Use an ice chisel or spud bar to strike the ice and evaluate conditions as you venture out.

Have a long throw rope with you in case of emergency.

Slush ice is about half as strong as clear lake ice, so people should double the minimum thickness figures when encounteri...

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