Lake Fairfield News

Utilities Board plans Ames meeting on Alliant rate increase

Business Record

Date: 5/17/2018 8:54:00 AM

Webinar access will be offered, too. Register here. Other meetings will be in Clinton, Mason City, Storm Lake, Fairfield and Marshalltown. For an average home, the change would add about $8 to a $52-a-month bill

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Alliant seeks rate hike

Clinton Herald

Date: 5/3/2018 9:30:00 PM

Other meetings will take place in Mason City, Storm Lake, Fairfield, Marshalltown and Ames. Alliant customers and the general public will be able to express their views about the rate increase request and the overall quality of service. Alliant

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Area game wardens stay busy, sometimes get lucky

KWTX

Date: 4/9/2018 3:25:00 PM

The Dallas area fishermen were cast-netting for tilapia and running jug lines on Lake Fairfield. "After hauling in the 500-foot net, the warden made her way back to the Dallas anglers to ask about the gill net," the TPWD release says. "As she re-approached

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Fairfield community concerned after power plant closes

KBTX

Date: 2/19/2018 5:38:00 PM

Luminant told KBTX they don't have any plans to change the elevation at Lake Fairfield. It was built for power plant operations and had warmer temperatures when the plant was in operation. "The state park, of course, brings a lot of people in year round

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Massive dog, owner rescued in Carroll Valley

The Gettysburg Times

Date: 2/9/2018 4:02:55 PM

The mastiff and his Carroll Valley owner were walking along the lake on higher ground when the dog slipped and slid down to the lake, Fairfield Fire and EMS Chief Bill Jacobs said. The dog's weight broke the ice and sent him into the chilly water

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• River: Trinity River
• Surface Area: 2,159 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 49 feet

Fairfield Lake is on Big Brown Creek about 5 miles northeast of Fairfield off FM 488 in northeastern Freestone County, Texas.


RESERVOIR DESCRIPTION

Lake Fairfield is a 2,032-acre reservoir on Big Brown Creek, Texas, a tributary of the Trinity River, providing cooling water for two 575-megawatt lignite-fired electric generation units. Bank access is adequate and two boat ramps are present, although boat access is limited during low water levels. Giant cane and cattails form a fringe in the littoral zone around most of the lake. American lotus is present in shallow water (<4 feet deep), primarily in the backs of coves.


PUBLIC ACCESS

Access to the lake is provided through Fairfield Lake State Park, which may be closed for wildlife management activities on occasion. Check the park web page for closure notices and dates.


********** NOTICE **********

Fairfield Lake continues to experience late-summer fish kills, and TPWD has suspended stocking at this lake until further notice. Fish kills have been documented on this power-plant lake since 2003. They occur in August and September when hot weather and shorter days lead to a shortage of oxygen in the water; the most recent one occurred on 09/20/2013. For updates, visit the Facebook page for TPWD's Tyler field office.

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