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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
River: Arkansas River Headwaters

The Swallows

Post By: whiteboyrick      Posted: 1/18/2016 9:13:56 PM     Points: 20    
Can anyone tell me ice thickness back there?
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: 1/19/2016 10:45:10 AM     Points: 1868    
Since mid Dec I have been back there watching it slowly freeze over. I have walked on it in spots since Jan 4th. I have not attempted to put a hole in it or anything. When I was out there on Jan 4th was able to watch the water level actively raise in the flat grassy areas.The past couple days have been pretty warm and I have not been out there since Jan 10th.
These photos are from Jan 4th
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: 1/19/2016 10:49:29 AM     Points: 1868    
First two photos are Jan 4th. The third is Jan 10th. The third photo was taken pretty far up the north side of river. I did not venture onto the river ice. I would not recommend it.
 Reply by: lewdog      Posted: 1/19/2016 4:48:35 PM     Points: 3940    
Wow that ice looks scary. Good report motoxxx.
 Reply by: whiteboyrick      Posted: 1/21/2016 8:59:19 AM     Points: 20    
Hey thanks motoxx yeah I went out there anyways and it's just not safe.
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: 1/22/2016 11:10:42 AM     Points: 1868    
Is that first photo the furthest south west parking lot? Water level appears to be about 8' from its high water mark in 2015. Crazy to see that parking lot underwater all ready.
 Reply by: spawnbags      Posted: 1/23/2016 7:38:09 AM     Points: 1    
I've heard the wipers go there in the winter!