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Arizona Game and Fish looking for group to adopt Rainbow Lake

WMI central

Date: 1/20/2017 4:06:00 AM

PINETOP — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for a volunteer group, organization or business to adopt Rainbow Lake in Lakeside. This popular local recreational area would greatly benefit from regular trash cleanup of the parking and dam areas

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Peace region gets $400K in federal funding

Daily Herald Tribune

Date: 1/19/2017 5:08:00 PM

Part of the Canada 150 fund, the money will go towards projects in Deadwood, Beaverlodge, High Level, Rainbow Lake and Wembley as well as Grande Prairie. Sohi made the announcement at Grande Prairie City Hall. “The revitalization of downtowns is very

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Snowy Mountains – a great place to visit in Summer


Date: 1/19/2017 12:56:00 PM

If you are only keen to do a shorter walk then I would suggest one of the following. Rainbow Lake Trail is a 3km loop from the road between Sawpit Creek and Perisher winds through snowgrass and snow gums to a small lake created as a dam to provide water

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Riverland News

Date: 1/19/2017 3:01:00 AM

A new family, who recently moved into Rainbow Lake Estates, and their young son competes in the sport and he is barely as tall as his ride. For Cheyenne Ray Youngblood her Christmas surprise came early. And for the 17-year-old Dunnellon High senior

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Throwback Thursday


Date: 1/18/2017 7:27:00 AM

Mated to my yearling purchase Rainbow Quest, she produced Rainbow Lake. Another of my yearling purchases, Razyana, had foaled Danehill. When Danehill met Rainbow Lake their daughter Kind went on to prove how right Mr. Jeremy Tree’s insistence had been

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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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