Lakes Online » U.S. Lakes » Arizona Lakes » Lake Pleasant      Login  |  Home

Lake Pleasant

ARIZONA


Lake Level
1,696.00 FEET
4/1/2015
Full Pool: 1,660.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Lake Pleasant News

Lake Pleasant / Speculator / Arietta Calendar

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 3/31/2015 9:48:00 PM

Wednesday, April 1: 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library. Thursday, April 2: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 10am, Ask The Nurse, GMC. April 3-10: Schools' Spring Break. Friday, April 3: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship

Read More

Meal Site Menu For April

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 3/30/2015 4:37:00 PM

Meals are served with 1 percent milk, bread, margarine, coffee, tea and juice. Diabetic desserts are available. Sign up for a meal by calling: Indian Lake 648-5412; Lake Pleasant 548-4941; Long Lake 624-5221; Wells 924-4066

Read More

National Park Week Begins 4/18

Broadway World

Date: 3/30/2015 10:52:00 AM

Ride the Grand Canyon Railway across the Colorado Plateau, paddle board on Lake Pleasant, swim at Slide Rock State Park and end your 6-day/5-night vacation with a BBQ on the banks of Oak Creek. Starting at $2,158. Glacier Bay National Park - As no roads

Read More

A fractured fairy tale

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 3/29/2015 2:07:00 PM

Lake Pleasant Central School Drama Club's production of "Snow Off-White" March 27 and 28 was good, rollicking fun. Created by two former Disney scriptwriters, this Snow White is a bad-mannered tomboy. But she wants to please her father, the king

Read More

Pleasant Ridge Manor-East's future becomes top county issue

Goerie

Date: 3/28/2015 9:01:00 PM

Dahlkemper has said a sale or lease of the Pleasant Ridge property, at 4728 Lake Pleasant Road, is an option for the county, as is demolishing the structure; building something new there; or moving existing county offices to that location. The county plans

Read More

1
10:31:34 AM
UPCOMING EVENTS
4/5/2015 - Easter Sunday
5/10/2015 - Mothers Day
5/25/2015 - Memorial Day
What's New!
 
Favorites
 
Featured Business
Add your business
Lake Pleasant Businesses
Advertisement
Boating / Waterfront
Shopping
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here



• 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.
Lake Pleasant Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
18 miles
18 miles
27 miles
32 miles
38 miles
46 miles
49 miles
49 miles

Quick Links
Lake Pleasant News
Lake Pleasant Photos
Lake Pleasant Videos

About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us
   
Pleasant.LakesOnline.com
THE LAKE PLEASANT WEBSITE

Copyright 2015, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal