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Memphis Parkour: On the Rise

Memphis Flyer

Date: 5/5/2016 2:11:00 AM

We met up at noon in the picnic pavilion near the Rainbow Lake playground, and Heru, a tall and lanky 29-year-old who looks like he was built to flip, pointed out the various spots in the park where he's sustained minor injuries practicing parkour

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Eagle Hills fire causes a few scary hours


Date: 5/3/2016 10:44:00 AM

Visiting with Stanley and Dorothy Mills was Eileen Peters of Rainbow Lake, Alta. On her way down, she made a stop at Athabasca to spend a night with close family members. While in the area, she spent more time with family members and made a short trip to

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Inaugural Signal Mountain Trail Day Set For May 14


Date: 5/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the festivities will be centered around The Rainbow Lake trail head on Signal Mountain. Parking will be off-site at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church with shuttle service will

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Minimarg: Finding magic near the Line of Control


Date: 5/2/2016 7:51:00 PM

The crown jewel of the region is the beautiful Rainbow Lake that takes on different colours at different times of the day. The Rainbow Lake in Domail. The Rainbow Lake in Domail. The perfect diving spot. The water, which is crystal clear, is sourced from

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New Traffic Flow for Overton Park Saturday

Memphis Flyer

Date: 5/2/2016 8:15:00 AM

Cars can enter at Poplar near Cooper but will be directed left at Golf Drive. Old Forest Lane, the street that runs back to the Rainbow Lake Playground, will be closed. Museum Drive, the street between the Brooks Museum and the Levitt Shell, will also be

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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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