Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

Better get your guess in for when the ice will disappear from Long Lake.  Its a beautiful day here. The ice is looking dark and thinning.  Ice out is just around the corner.  

Pictures below were taken at 3 pm March 29th by CC White.. Notice the 2 eagles on the ice. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CONTEST: When will the Ice Go Out for 2016?

We have a challenge for all residents and friends of Long Lake!


From Lou Schultz:

Ice cracks are starting to appear on the lake, the ice is getting dark, our tackle boxes are reorganized and restocked, and we all get anxious for ice-out.  The charts depicted below show the data on past years and from that we can rely that the ice-out this year will be between March 20 and May 21.  The average or mean date is April 20 and the medium or date when ice goes out most often is April 27.

So when will it go out this year?  It appears to be a stable process and the safest estimate would be April 20 but it has been a mild winter this year and looks to be an early spring. 

I have observed our ice-out date is approximately two weeks after Lake Minnetonka.  My guess is April 5.
What is your guess?
Post your guess in the comments below this post or comment on the Facebook post - or you can email  longlakeliving@gmail.com.   A local establishment has a $20 gift certificate for the winner for our ice out contest this year, so make sure we know who you are and how to get hold of you.

Links to ice out information:

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Tell Governor Dayton Your Ideas to Protect our Water!

(picture from the Governor's website)

Governor Mark Dayton convened the first-ever Governor's Water Summit to focus public attention on the challenges facing Minnesota’s water supplies and encourage conversation about solutions to those problems.

This Online Public Forum is your chance to join in the dialogue. Your ideas will help Governor Dayton’s administration and elected officials prioritize water quality challenges and solutions for our state.  The forum closes 3/11/16. 

The link to the Governor's Water Summit Online Public Forum is  http://watersummit.ideascale.com/

Your experience living on our lake is important.  Make your voice heard!