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Goodbye ice, hello soft water

March 10, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

Our mild winter of 2011-12 has shown itself in less snowfall, warmer temperatures, and ice free rivers, streams and lakes by early March. Not so every year, since every year is different of course. But on average, Iowans would still be quite used to snow on the ground at this time of year, thick ice on lakes and the Iowa River only beginning to show reluctant signs of allowing the ice to break up.



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