Board of Public Utilities fills Lake in Lions Park, ice thickness impacted use extreme caution

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities crews will began filling Sloans Lake in Lions Park Dec. 7 and will take approximately a week to fill. Flowing water and fluctuating water levels may impact the ice in North Crow and Upper North Crow Diversion Dams, Sloans Lake, Lake Absarracca, and Kiwanis Lake. Moving water from one lake to another may destabilize the ice, BOPU advises anyone using the lakes to exercise extreme caution. Don’t judge the strength of ice by its appearance, age, thickness, outside temperatures, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. The strength of ice is based on all the above factors plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body, water chemistry, water flows, the distribution of the load on the ice, and local climate conditions. Cheyenne’s raw water system is used to move water from Upper North Crow Creek at the North Crow Diversion Dam to Lake Absarracca, then to Kiwanis Lake and ultimately to Sloans Lake. #shortgo #news