Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Friday, January 4, 2013

Ice, Ice, Baby: Part Deux

It's surely been cold enough to make some nice clean ice. We just broached 32 degrees today (about 35) for the first time in over a week, I believe. Last week, the Mohegan Highlands Property Owners Association (MHPOA) made a last minute effort to retrieve our floating dock. We were too late and are now left to ponder how badly the ice will chew it up this winter.

The ice had just decended past the dock overnight.  We did note the new dock that seems to be dating ours.  If you're missing your dock, let us know, it's frozen next to our and we'll return it this spring.  Oh by the way, are you missing a boat?

Damn Geese.

Looking North.  You can see the ice descends from the north.  I sure love watching Deadliest Catch, and am reminded of the icepack in the arctic descending down and wreaking havoc on the crews' pots.  But I digress. (photo credit: Abby Luby)

We sure have a beautiful lake.  (photo credit: Abby Luby)

Just to the right of the Tulip Tree, and just below that first branch--above the two wires--you can see a couple wild and crazy guys ice fishing on Thursday.  A bit premature?  Possibly.  I'm going to take some ice cores tomorrow and report back.  Will probably break out my skates to do it.
In summary, don't go out on the ice unless you, a) have a legal right to be there--it is a private lake after all and, b) are prepared to die; it's a dangerous thing walking on ice.  It's not just the thickness of ice, but how it formed and many weather factors--not just temperature, plus the thermodynamics of the lake, vegetation, lake flow, blah, blah, blah.

Read up on New York State DEC guidelines on ice fishing safety here.  Let's pray for more, consistently frozen temps and we should have an awesome winter!

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