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Rainbow Lake Project

 

November 9, 2017

Kari Dingman

The first part of the Rainbow Lake project is almost completed and water is back in the lake. The lake was enlarged to the south towards Campground 3 and was dredged throughout the footprint of the new lake bed. The pipeline was installed and buried from the inlet to the lake. The sediment basin was constructed and a chain-link fence was installed around it. A loop driveway was constructed through Campground 3 this summer, as well. Fire pits have been installed in the new campsites and the campground will be open to the public by the end of November. The second part of the project, which will occur next summer, will construct the new dam along the west side of the new lake footprint and create a new wetland between the lake and the Tucannon River, according to Assistant Wildlife Area Manager Kari Dingman.

The first part of the Rainbow Lake project is almost completed and water is back in the lake. The lake was enlarged to the south towards Campground 3 and was dredged throughout the footprint of the new lake bed. The pipeline was installed and buried from the inlet to the lake. The sediment basin was constructed and a chain-link fence was installed around it. A loop driveway was constructed through Campground 3 this summer, as well. Fire pits have been installed in the new campsites and the campground will be open to the public by the end of November. The second part of the project, which wi...



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