My understanding is that the lake completely froze over was 1912. If someone 
has a different date, that would be great! Ann

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> On Feb 9, 2014, at 2:27 PM, Linda Post Van Buskirk <l...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> 
> As of noon today, Cayuga was pretty much frozen from Chris's hill north.  
> Chris's hill is the big rise north of Levanna, if one doesn't know local 
> names.  South of that, the lake was a combination of frozen patches and open 
> patches.  This is the most ice I've seen since 1994, and then it didn't last, 
> since 1994 was windy, though it was also cold.
> 
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> [mailto:bounce-112539549-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel
> Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2014 8:29 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Article about great lakes freezing over
> 
> The full answer about the reluctance of Cayuga and especially Seneca to 
> completely freeze over is a bit complicated, but a primer on the physical 
> limnology can be read here:
> 
> http://www.gflrpc.org/Publications/SenecaLakeWMP/chap6a.pdf
> 
> -Geo Kloppel
> 
>> On Feb 9, 2014, at 7:20 AM, "Liisa S. Mobley" <ls...@cornell.edu> wrote:
>> 
>> There's been a bit of discussion about the Finger Lakes freezing over, as 
>> well as the Great Lakes, on the Cayuga Birds list in recent weeks.  I came 
>> across this article from one of the channel 9 (Syracuse) weathermen, which 
>> indicates that the Great Lakes, as of last Friday, had more than 79% of 
>> their surface area frozen.  
>>> Great Lakes Freezing Over: Dave Eichorn's Blog http://bit.ly/1gcubdX
>> 
>> Where do all the birds go?  Lake Ontario is only about half frozen, so maybe 
>> they go there.
>> 
>> You'll notice in the photo that Cayuga and Seneca are not frozen.  Not 
>> sure why they don't freeze over, too.  And, no, they are not deeper 
>> than the Great Lakes, except for Erie.  (This is kind of bugging me, 
>> so let me know if you have a good answer!) -Liisa
>> 
>> Liisa Mobley
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