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Clifton Laurie "Tippy" Charlton

The Chronicle Herald

Date: 1/16/2020 10:06:00 PM

He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time and loved watching hockey. Tippy is survived by his mother, Vivian Charlton, Lake Pleasant; daughter, Lori (Raymond) Mailman, Tremont; son, Ryan

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Erie-area weekend fishing report, Jan. 17-19

Erie Times-News

Date: 1/16/2020 4:11:00 PM

However, fishermen must catch lots of small perch in order to end up with a sufficient number of keepers. Kirk at East End Angler reports shoreline anglers are catching trout at Lake Pleasant by

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Coconino County Authorities In Search Of Missing Person

KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Date: 1/14/2020 3:27:00 PM

Yavapai County authorities are scaling back efforts to locate a missing 31-year-old Phoenix man who has been the subject of an air and ground search launched Dec. 31 when he was reported missing in

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Sennebogen scrap handlers dock at Lake Pleasant

Waste Today

Date: 1/13/2020 6:56:00 AM

Owners Paul and Hunter Cunningham and the staff at Lake Pleasant Recycling and Demolition (LPRD) concluded in 2019 they were having problems keeping up with internal growth. One such problem was their

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Man, woman wounded from shooting show up to Peoria health center, fire officials say


Date: 1/12/2020 5:58:00 PM

The two reportedly showed up at an Honor Health facility near Happy Valley Road and Lake Pleasant Parkway with gunshot wounds. Fire officials say one patient was shot in the abdomen, while the other

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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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