Adirondacks lakes

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    What are the lakes looking like in the ADKs? Are they still solid, slushy or open water?
    I am itching to get canoeing and want to hit long lake first thing this season.
     
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    Every one I have seen are froze over. Still a couple of feet of snow on the ground in the Southern Adirondacks. Just got back from Rome and portions of the Mohawk River still have ice on them....
     
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    Awesome, thank you. Now I can monitor the progress at least
     
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    I was hopeful of maybe an earlier date that. Probably wont be able to go until May, but the historic records for long lake show it is possible this month.
     
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    Hey everyone, here are several Adirondack Webcams that could be useful. A few are really good cameras and will definitely give you a good idea of what the ice and water and looking like @hidden_lion.

    Enjoy!


    https://webcam.io/webcams/jzlqNM
    • A view of Fourth Lake from the Woods Inn

    https://webcam.io/webcams/wz2dw9
    • Just south of Fourth Lake, this camera shows Limekiln Lake.

    http://173.245.150.16:8080/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=137155
    • Oswagatchie River from a camera at SUNY ESF.

    https://www.wildcenter.org/cams/
    • Northeast facing camera that overlooks Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain.

    http://www.oldforge.net/stillwater/
    • View of Stillwater Reservoir in the Town of Webb, NY

    https://www.esf.edu/hss/em/huntington/goodnowCam.html
    • Camera is on Adirondack Ecological Center facing southeast toward Goodnow Mountain. Shows a bit of Rich Lake which is just west of Harris Lake.

    http://www.oldforge.net/mccauleytop/index.html
    • A distant view of the Fulton Chain of Lakes from the summit of McCauley Mountain.

    http://inletsnow.com/hcc/SnowCam.html
    https://www.adirondackcountryhomes.com/Web_Cam_Connections.htm
    • Each show numerous cameras around the inlet area, including some of which I have listed above. Not all cameras on these two sites are show water.
     
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    I wouldn't get too encouraged with that photo showing open water near the bridge. Even in mid winter there is often water visible in that area. Since LL is actually part of the Raquette River system, water is flowing, although slowly, under the bridge. I'd go more by webcams of other Adirondack lakes as a better ice-out guide if you hope to get more than a half mile from the bridge at LL. Even where I am in the SW Adirondacks, as of yesterday there is still much ice on non-moving lakes and ponds. Moving rivers are open though. In the woods there is still nearly full snow/ice cover on the ground even though open fields are mostly clear of snow.
     
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    Maybe I need to bring a flame thrower and mount it on the front of my canoe to help the melt along
     
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    Yesterday, 14 Apr, late afternoon raining a heavy chilly rain, Temp 60F+ the day before. Lower Saranac Lake still fully white to the edges. Tupper Lake beginning to turn gray, except open water at the flow at Piercefield. Cranberrry Lake is covered in ice, slightly gray, melting around some shore edges. Plenty of snow in the woods is visible from the road where heavily wooded. Small ponds all along the route are still solid white.

    Black River near Lowville at Dadville is fully flooded into the "flats", covering all low land, as is normal for this time.
     
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