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Athens County land transfers

Athens Messenger

Date: 2/26/2017 1:43:00 PM

Countrytyme Land LLC, 6 acres, West Bailey Road, Athens, to Jared Susil and Kathy Brandom-Susil, $39,000. Larry McGrath, dwelling, 11965 Rainbow Lake Road, Athens, to Thomas Bennett and Christina Andrews, $259,000. Robert and Sally Spero, land with

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Lake Placid weathers 19-plus-hour power outage

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Date: 2/26/2017 11:43:00 AM

There were other outages as well. Parts of Saranac Lake were without power on Saturday, and a National Grid online map also showed outages in Rainbow Lake and Lake Clear. Lake Placid police dispatch said Saturday that a crew from National Grid was working

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: Projects at WI Veterans Home at King, cemeteries included in Capital Budget

WisPolitics

Date: 2/21/2017 12:45:00 PM

The WVH-King is a long term and rehabilitative care facility caring for veterans, a veteran’s spouse, a veteran’s widow and Gold Star Parents located near Waupaca on Rainbow Lake. The WDVA operates three State Veterans Cemeteries that serve as a

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Removal of fish from Johnson Lake considered to stop whirling disease

CBC

Date: 2/20/2017 8:06:00 PM

"We have eradicated fish from lakes before, at Devon Lakes and at Rainbow Lake, using netting and electrofishing techniques we're proposing," he said. "We've never done it on this timeline, it's usually taken two or three years ... But because we can

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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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