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Peoria Fire-Medical rescues 2 teens stranded on water


Date: 3/15/2018 10:04:00 AM

Rescue swimmers from the Peoria Fire-Medical Department saved two kayakers whose boats overturned March 14 at Lake Pleasant. Two women and one man, each approximately 19 years old, took three kayaks on the lake that afternoon, said Tim Eiden, Peoria Fire

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Man injured in Greene Township 4-wheel vehicle crash

Erie Times-News

Date: 3/14/2018 6:58:00 PM

The man was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment of possible head injuries, authorities said. The crash was reported at 5:43 p.m. in the 9300 block of Lake Pleasant Road. Authorities said the man suffered moderate injuries

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Azalia Harriet Caroline Lamphear

The Leader Herald

Date: 3/13/2018 9:11:00 AM

She attended Allentown Pilgrim College in Allentown, Pa. and then worked as a bank teller in Ilion. She married Frederick Henry Lamphear of Lake Pleasant, NY on August 18, 1962. She celebrated 55 years of marriage and continued to live in Lake Pleasant

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Stop the Forest Preserve tax cap

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Date: 3/10/2018 11:02:00 AM

Lake Pleasant $1.8 million, Long Lake $3.1 million and Wells $2.4 million, among others. Many other towns with smaller Forest Preserve holdings receive far smaller payments, such as Chesterfield and Crown Point in Essex County with around $100,000 each

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The Haymaker Restaurant Co. receives Peoria Mayor’s Award


Date: 3/8/2018 11:33:00 PM

Carlat said, “The well-loved restaurant in North Peoria, Haymaker – at the corner of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road – has become one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Locally owned and operated, Haymaker’s robust breakfast

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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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