Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Year from Long Lake!

Fishing is great from the ice houses at the South Access!

The Long Lake Area Association Board of Directors wishes you happy times and lots of enjoyment in 2014!

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Check Out Our Ice Data Tab

Sharon Natzel, Lou Schultz and Lou's friend, Vern, have again collaborated to produce a revised "Ice In" graph.  You can find the graph and also read an explanation of how the team gathered the data on our Ice Data page.   The "official" ice in date is December 6th this year.

Please be careful going out on the ice, as conditions change.  This just means there is ice all over the lake.  It has nothing to do with depth of the ice on the lake.

Statement from Vern Campbell:  "Here is the revised chart.  As indicated, the 2011/12 date does appear to be a “special cause” or a rare occurrence.  I’m sure Lou explained, but 99.73% of all occurrences would be expected between the Upper and Lower control limits (UCL/LCL).  There is still a small chance though (0.27%) that any points outside these “limits” could be random and not necessarily abnormal or special.  So there is a small probability (0.135%) of there being a point outside the January 13th Upper Limit.  We would expect this to be a rare occurrence though if the system (Mother Nature) is stable."

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

LLAA's December Email from Arthur Howe

2013 Long Lake Watercraft Inspection Summary
  • 1039 Hours – 1468 Inspections
  • Program Period  5/11/13 to 9/29/13
  • 9.7% from infested waters
  • 6% had plug in at arrival
  • 1.6% had vegetation at arrival
  • Busiest month – JULY
  • Busiest times – 11:30 am and 4:00 pm
  • Busiest access – South
  • Most Popular out of state registration – North Dakota
  • Most Frequent origin from infested waters – Mississippi River
Types of Boats utilizing Long Lake:
  • Fishing – 54%
  • Runabout – 26%
  • Pontoon – 8%
  • Personal Watercraft – 8%
  • Other – 4%
The weekly statistics were given in the LLAA Fall Newsletter:  Fall 2013 Newsletter

There is still time to contribute to the 2014 program and deduct from your 2013 taxes.
Please send your contributions to:
LLAA Foundation
P.O. Box 808
Park Rapids, MN 56470

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