As we drove along Long Lake, we kept seeing these interesting places that opened out into the larger lake. I liked this one and decided to shoot it. beginning tomorrow, Avista Corp. will start lowering the reservoir behind Long Lake Dam. Water levels will drop about a foot per day over the next two to three weeks to help control Eurasian milfoil, an invasive water weed. The 14-foot drawdown from summer lake levels also allows waterfront property owners to undertake state and locally permitted shoreline projects.