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Lack of ice doesn't stop people from using Crystal Cove

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Normally by now, the temperature has dipped below freezing and lakes are frozen solid for the winter.

But this season since we've had so many days above freezing, water hasn't frozen like it normally does.

Crystal Cove officials in South Sioux City, Nebraska say that hasn't stopped people from coming out to play and enjoy the park.

Walking trails, frisbee golf and fishing are all still available at Crystal Cove even though the normal coat of ice hasn't developed.

"The ice is not thick enough this year. We certainly haven't had the weather for it, but the year's not over and I'm sure it's going to happen and sooner or later we'll get ice," said Gene Maffit, Parks Director.

With no ice on Crystal Cove, Nebraska Game and Parks officials had no trouble stocking the lake with 4,500 trout Wednesday.

The fish are 11 inches long and you can catch five a day with a Nebraska fishing license and a trout stamp.

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