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Lake Granby: Ice breaks up latest date this decade

Jack Bakken
Special to the Sky-Hi Daily News

The last of the ice melted or broke up on the main part of Lake Granby by Sunday May 18, although there was still ice on the water up the Colorado River in places up to Columbine Bay.

The last ice on Arapaho Bay at the east end of the lake melted off early Sunday morning.

Four of the first ice-free days for the main part of the lake (excluding the upper Colorado River portion of the lake) for the past eight years were in April and four in May in the period April 14 to May 15, as follows:

2000 May 6

2001 April 29

2002 April 19

2003 May 15

2004 April 14

2005 May 4

2006 May 1

2007 April 25

Now, 2008 gets on the list as the new latest day. There have been quite a few boats on the lakes this past weekend as fisherman enjoyed the warm sunny weather. The U.S. Forest Service already has the courtesy dock in place at the Sunset Point launch ramp.