Niagara Gazette


February 17, 2014

SLIDESHOW: The frozen shores of Lake Ontario

Niagara Gazette —

This winter's arctic blast is just making Niagara Falls a dazzling display of ice, the shores of Lake Ontario have also been transformed.

Though largely unfrozen, the areas near shore are a scenic, icy landscape.

A scene repeated across the entire Great Lakes.

It’s been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes’ surface was frozen.

As of Friday, ice cover extended across 88 percent, according to the federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor.



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