Does the water need to be any particular temperature?

I have a question about the recipe "Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough" from Genius Recipes.

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vvvanessa February 4, 2012
thank you! i'm yeast-weary/phobic and am always convinced i'm going to kill it.
 
Mr_Vittles February 4, 2012
As long as its not boiling, which will kill the yeast bacteria, any temperature is okay. Ideally, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect. If the water is ice cold, it will still work, but will definitely take much longer to ferment.
 
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