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19-12-2010, 17:13   #1
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Any frozen rivers/lakes yet?

Just wondering with the extreme cold weather have any of our major rivers and lakes starting freezing over?

The resevoir here in Roundwood completely froze over last night and the next few nights will just make this thicker. AFAIK, we need some really really cold nights to get the process started on the bigger rivers/lakes.

Oops. Mods, can you move this into the main weather forum?
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19-12-2010, 17:26   #2
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Just post a picture of the resevoir, then it'll be in the right place!

Also I really want to see the frozen resevoir.
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If you look at the forum on the IWAI site, they have pics of the freezing rivers and lakes. It doesn't take much for the sheltered parts of the big lakes to freeze over.
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This was the foyle last week as the ice started to break up.
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Shannon is frozen again

lough key

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I haven't gotten out there yet but Lough Gur in Limerick is frozen again.
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RIver Foyle at Lifford. Frozen from bank to bank in parts.
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@Duckysauce: some nice pics there, did you take them yourself?

I "jumped" in to lough key many, many years ago, Dad got a loan of a small cabin cruiser and the fu(ker broke down (the boat, not dad ) and we were stuck there for about five days waiting for it to be fixed, brings back happy memories
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I reckon the Broadmeadow estuary is frozen over at Swords, must try for a pic in the morning.
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i might check out lough sheelin in nxt few days. if its not frozen solid this week it never will be
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The lake in Maynooth by the train station is frozen...
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Mostly frozen Canal

At the 12th Lock

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Posted this in the thread in the main weather forum too. Lower Lough Corrib this morning. Ice about 5-6 inches thick. Swans were congregated at 2 small areas of open water near the river mouth, they are having a hard time of it.
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23-12-2010, 20:30   #14
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Originally Posted by duckysauce View Post
Shannon is frozen again
Hi duckysauce,

when was the pic taken?

I'm astonished that the lake is not completely frozen over as many others today, Lough Ree between Hodson Bay and the Inner Lakes and Derg between Terryglass and Portumna. I've read that Lough Key has underwater springs and current. Is that the reason?
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Christmas morning, the river Inny, Co Longford
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