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Cool looking clouds in the mornings this week!

Carolyn 10-13-16

Mixed weather on Labor Day weekend. Beautiful Saturday, dry Sunday, and absolutely soggy on Monday.

Pray for snow this year!!


An aerial view of the floating portion of the Craig Johnson remembrance of life.

Greg Gursey 7-9-16

1996 Polaris Jet Ski SLTX

Two out of three cylinders dead

Best offer call John 907 787-9651

Crooked Lake.



Flat Lake Weather

Friday, 10/21/16  Yesterday was cloudy,  with light rain in the afternoon, and a high around 40. The low this morning is 29, under cloudy skies. We woke up to a light coating of frozen rain and snow on the dock- just a dusting, but very slick.  Considerable cloudiness is predicted for this afternoon, with a high just above freezing.  Clearing skies are forecast for tonight, bringing colder temperatures .  The low should be in the mid 20s.  Tomorrow is expected to be sunny, with colder temperatures and a high in the low to mid 30s.  Sunday and Monday are expected to be clear, with high temperatures reaching the low 30s. Mornings will be cold, with temperatures dipping into the teens.

Current lake temperature at our dock has reached 38.8 degrees. We'll most likely be seeing some ice along the shorelines this weekend, especially in areas that are shallow and protected from the wind.



The current Lake temperature has reached 38.8 degrees Fahrenheit. It looks like lake "turnover" is complete in the water near our dock, which is about 4' deep. This is the process by which the lake freezes every winter.  The maximum density of water is reached at 39 degrees.  When the surface water reaches that temperature, it sinks to the bottom of the lake, displacing the warmer water below.


That water rises to the surface, where it cools until it reaches 39 degrees.  It then sinks to the bottom, displacing more warm water, which rises to the surface to be cooled.  This process, called lake "turnover" continues until the whole water column reaches 39 degrees.  At that point, the surface layer no longer drops away from the cold fall air, and can continue to cool until it reaches 32 degrees, where it freezes.


When the water temperature is measured at 39 degrees a few inches below the surface, we know that "turnover" is complete, and freeze up is imminent.






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ON FLAT LAKE TIME is the story of how my beautiful, resourceful wife, Gail, and I solved the many unforeseen problems encountered when we moved off the road system to a remote cabin on a lake in Big Lake, Alaska. It chronicles the adventurous lives of the Flat Lake “home guard” and the shift in perspective it takes to fully enjoy and look forward to the next challenge.

 Haggard Boat Storage and Repair http:// haggardstorage.com/


Self-storage units now available for rent at Haggard Storage.  The units are 10' x 10', with concrete floors and interior sheetrock walls.  Heated units are $85 per month, unheated are $55 per month.  Units are available under a 6 month minimum contract.  Rent one for a year, and take 10% off!

Boat storage is $550 per year for a 9 1/2' x 28' covered spot.. - Dale and Carolyn Haggard Call 907-892-7797 or 907-232-7411

We can also put a skookum top on as well as glass in your boat:

Dale Haggard

Carolyn Haggard

Beautiful sunrise. Thanks to

Scott Seely!



STOLEN. 14 Foot Loweline boat. AK 6732 AM. Was tied to a tree next to all the other boats at the Purinton boat ramp on Flat Lake.

It disappeared between last Sunday and yesterday. If you think you have any information please call Bob at 952-2254 or the troopers.


A beautiful night after a gorgeous day! I'm loving this summer!


Aurora Forcast

Thanks To Larry Taylor


A new page

has been added to

the site. It's a link

on the"Memories"

page entitled "Camp Tukuskoya" The page focuses on the early days of the camp, but there's a lot to see in the backgrounds of the images as well. Accompanying the images is a first hand recollection from one of the early campers.

If you have old pictures of the lake and would like to send them to me, I'd be happy to put together another page.

We had an interesting visitor Saturday evening. While we were in doing the dishes, this little guy got up on the table and decided to do a bit of wine tasting.It didn't get too far, but it was fun to watch.

Carolyn sent in a couple shots from over the weekend.

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