Lake Pleasant

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1,692.00 FEET
2/5/2016
Full Pool: 1,660.0
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Wells, Hope and Benson Community Calendar

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 2/4/2016 5:07:00 AM

Thursday, Feb. 4: 10 a.m., Osteobusters meet, WCH; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Indoor Raquet Sports, WCH; 10 a.m., HC Board of Supervisors meets, Court House, Lake Pleasant; 7 p.m., Wells Ambulance Corps meets, Ambulance Bldg. Monday, Feb. 8: 9:30 a.m

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Painting the library

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 2/4/2016 4:24:00 AM

Dick Tessar is one of the volunteers helping to prime the newly built walls within the Lake Pleasant Town Library. Funded by grants and private donations, the library is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

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Peoria Land Sells for $5M

Co Star Group

Date: 2/3/2016

The Kroger Co. acquired 20.2 acres located north of the northeast corner of W. Happy Valley Rd. and N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy in Peoria, AZ for $5 million, or about $248,000 per acre. Construction of a new Fry's Grocery Store is projected to start this month

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Ski the Oak! A visit to Speculator's hometown mountain

North Country Public Radio

Date: 2/2/2016 2:47:00 PM

He points out at the view, distant rolling hills and the icy expanse of two big lakes. "One is Lake Pleasant, the other is Sacandaga. This is the Sacandaga River over here that goes down and hooks up with the Kunjamuk River." A small, family-style ski

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Ski the Oak! A visit to Speculator's hometown mountain

North Country Public Radio

Date: 2/1/2016 10:52:00 AM

He points out at the view, distant rolling hills and the icy expanse of two big lakes. "One is Lake Pleasant, the other is Sacandaga. This is the Sacandaga River over here that goes down and hooks up with the Kunjamuk River." A small, family-style ski

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• River: Agua Fria River
• Length: 114 Miles
• Surface Area: 9,222 Acres
• Volume: 688,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,459 Square Miles
Lake Pleasant, one of the important artificial reservoirs surrounding the Phoenix metropolitan area. Created by the Waddell (Pleasant) Dam, which was finished in 1927, the lake originally had a surface area of 3,700 acres and served as a private irrigation project. At 76 feet high and 2,160 feet long, the original Waddell Dam was, at its completion, the largest agricultural dam project in the world. The lake was filled by the Agua Fria River, capturing a large watershed throughout Yavapai County.

Construction of the Central Arizona Project Aqueduct, which began in 1973, soon diverted water from the Colorado River to the lake, converting the lake from an agricultural project into a storage reservoir for the project. Completed in 1994, the New Waddell Dam tripled the surface area of the lake, submerging the old dam beneath its waters. Shortly after the completion of the dam, the area experienced a prolonged drought, and while the lake grew considerably it would not reach full capacity until early 2005. Although still fed by the Agua Fria River, the CAP aqueduct is the primary source of water for the reservoir.

Lake Pleasant is used as a major water sports recreation center for the Phoenix metro area, as well as serving as an important storage reservoir for the rapidly growing region. A number of boat docks and beach access make the lake a popular destination for scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.
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