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Newbold to consider allowing ATVs on Rainbow Lake Road

The Northwoods River News

Date: 12/15/2014 1:36:00 PM

The residents of Rainbow Lake Road in the town of Newbold presented a petition to the town board Thursday requesting seasonal use of ATVs on the road. The residents want to be able to use their ATVs during the winter months to access the Rainbow flowage

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Warranty deed transfers from Nov. 10-14

Ocala StarBanner

Date: 12/13/2014 8:30:00 AM

Deborah Crawford to Heath Marden. Rainbow Heights: $400,000. Shirley D. Parson Revocable Living Trust to George Lahar. Rainbow Lake Estates: $60,000. Timothy Obrien to James Pennington. Rainbow Park: $87,500. Ramon Farrin to Charles Mort. Raven Glen

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Warranty deed transfers from Nov. 10-14

Ocala StarBanner

Date: 12/13/2014 3:36:00 AM

Deborah Crawford to Heath Marden. Rainbow Heights: $400,000. Shirley D. Parson Revocable Living Trust to George Lahar. Rainbow Lake Estates: $60,000. Timothy Obrien to James Pennington. Rainbow Park: $87,500. Ramon Farrin to Charles Mort. Raven Glen

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Sparkman: Stakes winner a 'Turkish' treasure

Daily Racing Form

Date: 12/12/2014 2:04:00 PM

Noble Mission’s Irish-bred dam, Kind, is by American-bred Danehill out of British-bred Rainbow Lake, by American-bred Rainbow Quest out of American-bred Rockfest, by Stage Door Johnny. What goes around comes around

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Power Outages In Mason County

Mason County Daily News.com

Date: 12/12/2014 9:46:00 AM

A short outage was necessary to remove a tree from equipment that was causing power bumps Lake Limerick, Emerald Lake, Rainbow Lake, and portions of the Johns Prairie Road and Mason Lake Road. About 1,700 customers were affected by this outage. Otherwise

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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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