Lake Level

The lake water level dropped over a foot from early May to mid-Spetember 2023.  October rains brought the last official reading on October 10, 2023 up to 874.58 feet above mean sea level.   This represents a seasonal drop of 9 inches.  The lake level has now dropped 2.6 ft from the all-time high in July […]

Spring Water Testing

  LLA took spring turnover water samples on March 25, 2024.   The samples were sent to UW Stevens Point for lab testing.  Results will be reported when available.  LLA is also measuring the water column monthly for temperature and dissolved oxygen levels.  This information provides insight to lake turnover, thermocline and health.  Monthly data will […]

Invasive Species Update

No new Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) were observed during the 2023 survey of Long Lake by Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc (RC&D).  The detection survey, performed on July 12, 2023, is a thorough review of the lake’s nearshore area looking for any AIS, both animals and plants, like zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM). This monitoring […]

Fish Stocking

In fall 2023, about 6,500 5 to 7 inch white suckers were planted by LLA with funding support from We Really Kare Fishing Club and Friends of Long Lake.  Suckers are a very important part of the fish population, providing a food source for fish of all sizes. Mature suckers spawn as the water warms […]

Zebra Mussel Study Year 2

For summer 2024, LLA’s zebra mussel study will continue in the same locations as in 2023.  Last year the study determined that the colonization evident in Long Lake is considered average among lakes in the WDNR database.  The sampling study provides an opportunity to observe zebra mussel changes and spread across the lake over several […]