Lake now free of ice

It would appear that Sylvan Lake is finally free of ice for another year.

Sylvan Lake’s ice is gone

It would appear that Sylvan Lake is finally free of ice for another year.

Consensus among many Sylvan Lakers is that Monday, April 27 is the day the ice officially disappeared, though minimal amounts were still visible around parts of the lake that morning.

If confirmed, the date arrives nearly three weeks before last year’s, when the last of the lake’s ice was believed to have disappeared on May 17.

Sylvan Lake News records indicate April 20 in 1941 as the earliest date in recent history on which the ice disappeared.

Records show 1920 as the latest, when ice was still present until May 30.

Recording the ice’s disappearance date has been something of a tradition for Sylvan Lake over the years. The Sylvan Lake News first reported it in 1936.


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