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Welcome to Langdon Lake
Langdon Lake is located in the beautiful Tollgate, Oregon mountain area.
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We are currently at 2 feet of snow give or take. Warm days and nights have caused thawing around all areas of the lake property. There is still ice on the lake but it is by no means safe to ride a snowmobile on or walk on. I have been letting water out the spillway for the last 10 days. March weather conditions in January is the gist of it all.

Stay safe out there and be careful.

Jerry Smith
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Please be aware that weather at the lake has taken another turn to the extreme. We are currently experiencing above 40 degree days with sunshine. Although there is still ice on the lake, it is by no means safe to snowmobile ride or walk on. It is very likely that this may be the case for the next 3 weeks as well. It is all dependent on temperatures/snow fall.

Please keep an eye on your little ones and be cautious around the ice.

Jerry Smith
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Cabin Water Leak Lessons Learned
As was predicted, the plumbing at some cabins started having issues after temps went from negative 4 degrees to plus 40 degrees all within 7 day's time. I received a call from a member on the south side of the lake stating that he did not have water. Inspection of the South cistern showed it to be empty. Somewhere on the south side of the lake there was a major water leak caused by a broken cabin pipe. Major leak enough to drain over 8000 gallons from the entire water system.

After a long process of isolating main line valves and cabin valves, the leak was finally identified as a broken pump filter inside of a cabin garage. The owner rushed to his cabin to check for water damage within that day. Luckily, most of the water drained into the ground and not inside the cabin.

Later, we both looked at the broken fixture caused by the negative degree temperatures. It is safe to say, every part of the pump and plumbing was adequately insulated and with heat tape EXCEPT the pump's filter. This is good proof that serious cold temperatures will "take no prisoners" when it comes to cabin plumbing. Lesson learned.

It is always best to over do it when you winterize your cabin at Langdon Lake.

Jerry Smith
LLA CareTaker
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Unusually Cold at the Lake
Take note that we are having untypically cold temperatures in November at the lake. We have had at least 2 nights where the mercury dipped into the negative digits. With only 3 inches of snow on the ground, this could be an issue for anything in (or under) your cabin that holds water including pipes, toilets, pea-traps, etc.

At this writing I have heard of 2 cabins having leaks and/or broken plumbing.

If you did not winterize your cabin beforehand, you should probably try to inspect it as soon as possible. Initially check for water pressure at the faucet closest to your main supply line. If no pressure, you may need to place some source of heat in your crawl space to thaw out the plumbing. After pipes are thawed, go back and listen for breaks or look for spraying water in the crawl space. I have mentioned this before: it only takes one cabin with a sufficient leak to drain the entire water system.

For any help or suggestions feel free to call me.

Jerry Smith, Caretaker
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**Gate remotes now available**
Dear Members,

If you are in need of a main gate remote, please contact me and I will place one on reserve. I have a limited amount, so first come..first served.

Jerry Smith
LLA CareTaker

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