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Avoid radioactive fish, go to local lakes

WMI central

Date: 2/20/2015 1:34:00 PM

For example, Big Lake on the Apache Reservation is full of great fish including trout. The same is true of Woodland Lake and Rainbow Lake. It is urgent that we fish from these lakes only at high tide, when the increased water level brings the fish closer

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Fish Made by the Millions

Date: 2/17/2015 7:12:00 AM

The hatcheries produce species including brook, brown, rainbow, lake and steelhead trout along with walleye and landlocked Atlantic salmon. For more information and to visit a hatchery you can visit Vermont Fish and Wildlife's website

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Warranty deed transfers from Jan. 12-16

Ocala StarBanner

Date: 2/14/2015 4:31:00 AM

Alfred Rivera to Fernando Luis Palmer Martinez. Rainbow Acres: $160,000. Kenneth Wilkinson to Dora Jean Scally. Rainbow Lake Estates: $76,000. Deann Delong to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Rainbow Lake Estates: $80,700. Caroline Mullin to Rafael Gomez

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Field Excursions: Fall in love on a waterfall hike


Date: 2/13/2015 9:17:00 AM

Slightly off the trail on the way to Rainbow Lake, Rainbow Falls is situated at the base of a steep, cable-lined hill. Secluded and serene, Rainbow Falls is the perfect reward for mastering this descent. Tumbling off a high cliff, the waterfall cascades

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Vermont fish hatcheries in high gear during winter months

Bennington Banner

Date: 2/11/2015 7:05:00 AM

That number includes a range of species including brook, brown, rainbow, lake and steelhead trout, as well as walleye and landlocked Atlantic salmon. "By design our hatcheries enable us to properly manage the state's fisheries, and that's priority number

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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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