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N.Y.’s trapping season begins, with changes

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Date: 10/25/2016 7:20:00 AM

They're outlined on DEC's website . Bill Ulinski of Rainbow Lake shows a trap he has set in a box in the woods in December 2010. (Enterprise photo — Mike Lynch) This fall is the fourth season for an expanded bobcat harvest in eastern New York and the

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Motorcyle Leaf Peeping in the Gorgeous Adirondacks


Date: 10/25/2016 5:55:00 AM

From Donnelly’s continue on Route 86 towards Paul Smiths. Then take County Route 60 past Rainbow Lake. County Route 60 is amazing for foliage views. The bright oranges, luminous yellows, and crimson reds pop against the sky. When I travel by motorcycle

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Tucannon Lakes meetings in Richland, Dayton

Tri-City Herald

Date: 10/22/2016 7:53:00 PM

Enhancing fishing, camping and other recreational activities also is a goal. The state is planning to drain the largest lake, Rainbow Lake, next summer and make major changes to its size and shape, including deepening it. Enhancements could include docks

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Deputies: Man arrested after knife assault at Boiling Springs gas station

3 wbtv.com

Date: 10/21/2016 9:01:00 AM

The incident happened at the Rainbow Corner on Rainbow Lake Drive. According to investigative reports, Travis Means, 30, became enraged after the store clerk asked him to close the door to one of the store’s beer coolers. Another man made a comment about

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For the record: Wednesday, Oct. 19

Athens Messenger

Date: 10/20/2016 8:47:00 AM

10:39 p.m., Rainbow Lake Road, Athens; deputies met Pomeroy Police Department to take custody of Eric Bare, 26, of Johnstown, who had been arrested by Pomeroy police and was wanted on an active warrant out of Athens Municipal Court. 6:55 p.m., East Main

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• Surface Area: 116 Acres
• Volume: 800 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 83 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 7 Feet
By damming Walnut Creek in 1903, Mormon settlers created Rainbow Lake. Eventually, the settlement grew into a community called Lakeside, incorporated in 1986 as the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Rainbow Lake now lies just outside the boundaries of the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside; but is intimately connected with the area because of Walnut Creek, which runs through three lakes (in downstream order) in the area - Woodland Park Lake (owned by the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside); Rainbow Lake and the privately owned Lake of the Woods. Rainbow Lake is mostly surrounded by homes, including the private HOA Shores at Rainbow Lake on the southeast side. Arizona Game and Fish maintains a Public Landing on the northwest side of the lake allowing access for fishing, boating, swimming, bird watching or just enjoying the outdoors.
In past years, Rainbow Lake has had a significant problem with invasive aquatic weeds, particularly the Eurasian Milfoil. Efforts by the local volunteer group Show Low Creek Watershed Enhancement Partnership (SLCWEP), in conjunction with the Little Colorado River Plateau RC&D, resulted in a systemic herbicide treatment of the lake in the summer and fall of 2011. The results were not as good as hoped, with the coontail weed rapidly replacing the milfoil in the lake. Long term efforts of the Rainbow Lake Coalition (a subcommitte of the SLCWEP) are now focused on the introduction of sterile white Amur carp, which have been proven to control milfoil for up to 10 years. Arizona Game and Fish requires mediation to ensure that the carp, a non-native fish, are prevented from escaping Rainbow Lake and potentially invading other water bodies. The Rainbow Lake Coalition is now working to design and construct a fish barrier on Walnut Creek below Lake of the Woods, who have used the carp for weed control for many years.
Rainbow Lake was built as a storage facility for the Pinetop-Woodland Lake Irrigation Company, who own all the water in the lake to be used for irrigation purposes. The water levels in the lake vary widely, depending on the season, rainfall and the needs of the irrigation company. In 1998, the Show Low Irrigation Company and the Pinetop-Woodland Irrigation Company merged; however, the land under the lake (to the "high water mark") is still owned by the Irrigation company as well as all the water. The public landing, which is managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is located on in Navajo County near Lakeside at 6,760 feet. The land surrounding the lake is privately owned and not generally accessible to the public; however, the Department owns a small parcel of land on the lake used as a Public Landing and maintains it for public fishing and recreational boating.
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