Does a lakes water level rise when it freezes?



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    I would guess yes, but only a little bit. The reason for that is that even though water expands when it freezes, when a lake freezes usually only the top layer of it freezes, not the whole thing (which is why it’s dangerous to walk on frozen lakes–your weight could break a thin layer of ice and you could then fall in.) Most likely, not enough of the water would freeze to raise the water level significantly. 

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