Ice Fish Houses Sinking Into Clear Lake in Waseca
WASECA, MN - High winds over the past two days are putting icehouses in a precarious position.
The Waseca County Sheriff's Office posted this picture of an icehouse that was blown across Clear Lake yesterday by high winds.
The wind can actually cause icehouses to sink into the lake.
"It erodes the ice around that hole and makes that hole bigger and bigger and bigger, and finally it encompasses that whole house," Waseca County Sheriff Brad J. Milbrath said. "So, what we're encouraging people to do when the wind is blowing like this is to get your houses up off the ice and move them away from the open holes."
One icehouse has already sunk into Clear Lake and several more are tilting into the ice.
----KEYC News 12