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A Top Choice of Boat Names Reflects the Times: BoatUS Announces Top 10 Boat Names for 2021

BoatUS News

Date: 7/18/2021

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social

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2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Report Reveals How the Pandemic Affected Boating

BoatUS News

Date: 7/16/2021

A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were

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A Barometer of the Times, Social Distancing Takes No. 2 Spot in BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names for 2021

BoatUS News

Date: 7/1/2021

SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat

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2021 Special Report On Fishing Emphasizes Highest Overall Participation in 14 Years - Surge in female, youth, Hispanic, and African American participation supports new record

RBFF News

Date: 6/24/2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a

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Why It May be Better to Donate Your Boat Now, and Not In December

BoatUS News

Date: 6/15/2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s

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• Length: 100 Miles
• Surface Area: 24,000 Acres
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
Eagle Lake is a lake at 5,098 ft elevation in Lassen County approximately 15 miles north of Susanville, California. An endorheic alkaline lake, it is the second largest natural lake entirely in the state of California, United States.

Eagle Lake is home to osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), from which it gets its name.

Historically American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) nested on Eagle Lake. They suffered from hunting by locals who mistakenly thought the pelicans ate the native trout and stopped nesting completely after 1932, when water was exported for agricultural irrigation and lowered the lake level by three meters, changing their nesting island into a less desirable peninsula ("Pelican Point").

Eagle Lake was once part of a large lake on the Modoc Plateau millions of years ago. The modern lake is 15 mi long by 1.8–2.5 mi wide and is highly alkaline (pH 8-9). The lake consists of three basins, two of them averaging 16–20 ft deep, the third averaging 32–65 ft and reaching a depth of nearly 98 feet.

The tributaries of Eagle Lake (beginning in the lake's north end and going clockwise) are Cleghorn Creek, Papoose Creek, Merrill Creek, and Pine Creek. Pine Creek is the main tributary of Eagle Lake and is 39 miles long. Now an intermittent stream; only the upper 6.8 miles of Pine Creek has perennial flow. In 1923 the Leon Bly Tunnel was constructed to export lake water to the Honey Lake Valley via Willow Creek, a tributary of the Susan River. The 2 mile long tunnel was cut through old lava flows but falling lake levels rendered it useless and a landslide partially blocked the tunnel entrance. However, a 1990 study found that lake water still flows through the tunnel although tunnel fish are from the Willow Creek assemblage.
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