What temperature does it have to be for a lake to flip?



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    Water is densest at 39 F and therefore flipping will usually occur when spring meltoff warms the normally lighter 32 F water on top.  Once it reaches 39 F it will sink and thus causing a lake flip.  This will vary with different latitudes and bodies of water.  It is also affected seasonally.

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    The water needs to be approximately 39 degrees F. At this temperature, the water expands and becomes less dense allowing it to float above the warmer water.  

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