We have received over 8 and a half inches of rain since Monday. For reference, we got just over 7 inches of rain the entire month of May 2019, and that was considered a very wet month. The sluice gate has been open since 3:15 A.M. Thursday (special thanks to Jim Miller for venturing out in the dark stormy night to take care of that). Lake levels rose 2 feet 3 inches in five days due to the sheer volume of water that fell in our area. The lake is expected to continue rising for the next day or two as the 24,000 acre watershed drains through Long Lake.
During this period of flooding, please be mindful and respectful of your Long Lake community. Boat waves will damage piers, lifts, and boats and will also erode your neighbors' property. If you are removing your boat from the water, please drive straight to the boat launch at idle speed.
Lake Level Data
- Normal lake level as determined by the Lake County Government: 739 feet above sea level
- Minor flooding in low lying yards starts when the level reaches 740
- Major flooding of roadways, garages, and sheds starts at about 741
- Lake level as of 11:30 A.M. September 13, 2019: 741.38
- Highest flood level of the previous flood (July 2017): 742.48