April 12 snow goose update

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This information is current as of Friday, April 12, 2013.
There are still large numbers of snow geese in the Sand Lake area. This morning,
there were close to 500 hundred thousand snow geese on the ice on Sand Lake south of
highway 10 and near the south end of the refuge. There are also large numbers of ducks
in these same areas.
Sand Lake received about 7 inches of snow from the storm yesterday. The lakes
on the refuge are still mostly ice-covered, except for the river channel near the bridges
and water control structures. Cold weather is predicted through the coming week, with
highs only in the 30’s.

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