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Lake O' the Pines News

Editorial: Stop pollution of East Texas waterways before it's too late

Longview News-Journal

Date: 11/11/2018 4:10:00 PM

The evidence is not fake. Among the findings was that Pilgrim’s Pride plants in Mount Pleasant were dumping 1,755 pounds of nitrogen a day into the tributaries that feed Lake O’ the Pines, which is on

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East Texas chicken plants polluting rivers, lakes with oxygen-sucking contaminants, group says

Longview News-Journal

Date: 10/28/2018 12:09:00 AM

The EIP report found that in 2017, the Pilgrim’s Pride facility in Mount Pleasant pushed an average of 1,755 pounds of nitrogen each day into tributaries of Lake O’ the Pines, a popular fishing and bo

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In East Texas, Chicken Plants are Polluting Rivers and Lakes with Oxygen-Sucking Contaminants

The Texas Observer

Date: 10/24/2018 12:28:00 PM

Pleasant pushed an average of 1,755 pounds of nitrogen each day into tributaries of Lake O’ the Pines. Courtesy/Wikimedia But you’re less likely to hear about the areas of water with dangerously low l

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Texas Fishing Report

Chicago Tribune

Date: 10/17/2018 3:11:00 PM

Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines. Please call ahead to confirm ramps are open. LAKE O' THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 72-74 degrees: 1.19 feet low. Black bass are good on

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Prayer garden dedicated to Scouts electrocuted on lake

The St. Augustine Record

Date: 10/11/2018 11:44:00 PM

But the project took on new meaning when troop members Will Brannon, 17, Heath Faucheux, 16, and Thomas Larry, 11, were electrocuted last year when the mast of their sailboat struck a power line at La

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• Surface Area: 18,700 Acres
Lake O' the Pines includes about 18,700 acres of water and 9,000 acres of land located in the piney woods of Northeast Texas. The lake is located partially in Marion, Harrison, Upshur, Morris and Camp Counties. Recreation opportunities are numerous with camping, boating, fishing, hunting, watchable wildlife, and bird watching, including wintering bald eagles. Other local attractions include antique shopping, Mardi Gras Upriver, the Annual Historic Pilgrimage, and Christmas Candlelight Tour in Jefferson, TX. Local attractions also include Stagecoach days, a Fire Ant Festival and Christmas lights in Marshall, TX, along with Texas Wildflower Trail routes along some area roads.

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2669 FM 726
Jefferson, Texas 75657
(903) 665-2336 (information)
(877) 444-6777 (camping)

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 228.5 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Average 4-5 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear

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