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Unsafe ice conditions possible on Mud Lake and Bois de Sioux due to water release

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water out of Lake Traverse near Wheaton, Minn., on Tuesday, which will create dangerous ice conditions upstream.

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In a news release, the Corps of Engineers said ice conditions on Mud Lake and Bois de Sioux River could deteriorate and become unsafe.

Fisherman and snowmobilers should be cautious, the news release said.

As of Tuesday, Lake Traverse was 977.23 feet above sea level and above the normal operating level of 976 and 977 feet above sea level. The Corps of Engineer said it plans to release no more than a half foot of water from Lake Traverse to bring it back into the desired lake level.

The plan was to slowly release water over a three-day stretch ending Thursday.

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