|Date of Sighting||03/08/12|
"Lake Koshkonong's icecap went out Thursday, marking the fourth time since records were first kept in 92 years that it disappeared on March 8.
"On March 8, Lake Koshkonong was open on all except the far shoreline by Koshkonong Mounds," a veteran lake watcher reported this morning.
He noted that on Wednesday, the rain and wind had pushed ice along the North Shore area, but that when the front shifted, it pushed what was left onto the northeastern shore of the lake.
"It's subjective, but I took a trip completely around the lake and it was open water everywhere except by the Mounds," he said. "We didn't have a lot of ice this year; the southwestern wind and rain on Wednesday did it in.
The other years that the icecap melted on March 8 were 1921, 1975, and 1983.
Read the article and thanks to the Daily Union in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
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