Deer Lake Association
A member of the Minnesota Lakes Association
Loon Nest Raft
Showy Lady Slippers
Moons over Deer Lake
Ice-In on Deer Lake
Ice-Out on Deer Lake
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Ice-Out as seen from the arial photo taken from the Itasca County GIS website.
Date is early May, 2013
Ice-Out on Deer Lake usually takes place over a couple of weeks.
Median ice out date: April 27
Earliest ice out date: April 13, 2017
Latest ice out date: May 18, 2013
A Remarkable Early Ice-IN-OUT
Upon daybreak on November 21, 2014, the entire northern bay is frozen (and other protected areas), but stiff winds from the southwest have it broken up by noon. (Southwest is from the upper right corner of the south-facing photo).
In the photo above you can see ice in the upper left (with SE sunlight reflecting); there is open wavey water out to the right; the middle-foreground (darker area) has broken ice swirling; and near shore (below the evergreen trees) there is a layer of compressed ice-cubes up against a snow covered ice sheet pushed and buckled against the shore.
The Ice-In also failed its attempt in 2009:
High winds broke up the ice-shelf along north shore into shards, Dec. 22, 2009.
View from the northern Sherwood Forest shore, looking south toward Christmas Point.
See Sidebar up top for each year's I-O Sequence