Posted at: 01/31/2013 3:50 PM
Updated at: 01/31/2013 5:02 PM
NASHUA, Iowa (AP) - Officials are warning ice anglers and snowmobilers to stay off the ice at Cedar Lake in northern Iowa because of a significant drop in water level.
The state Department of Natural Resources says a break this week in a hydraulic hose on one of the seven gates in the dam has caused the water level to drop at least one foot below the ice. Officials say the water is still dropping.
Officials in nearby Nashua are fixing the hose and the gate but it will take time to refill the lake. In the meantime, people are told to stay off the ice because it is weaker.
A DNR spokesman says there is no danger to the dam or to people downstream of the dam.
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