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Erie-area fishing report for weekend of May 22-24


Date: 5/21/2015 9:12:00 PM

Crappie of modest size have been hitting at Eaton Reservoir. Some nice perch have been caught from boats at Lake Pleasant. At the Kinzua Dam tailwaters and downstream in the Allegheny River, walleye fishing has been fair to good. Trout fishing has been

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Repairs will close I-69 ramps in Imlay City

Tri-City Times Online

Date: 5/21/2015 8:12:00 AM

"It will benefit motorists by increasing safety and providing a smoother driving surface." Officials suggest motorists use the Lake Pleasant and Capac Road exits during the ramp closures. MDOT says they'll spend $655,000 in total on both the Genesee and

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District Court Logs, May 8-18


Date: 5/20/2015 2:15:00 PM

Natasha E. Dubay, 29, of First Avenue, Lake Pleasant section of Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle while operating under the influence of liquor, and no registration in possession, in Northfield, released on personal recognizance

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Lake Pleasant / Speculator / Arietta Calendar


Date: 5/19/2015 9:12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 20: 8am, Senior Shopping Bus leaves Senior Center—548-8808; 6pm, Little League, LP Majors vs. Indian Lake, IL; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library. Thursday, May 21: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church; 6pm, Little League, LP Minors vs

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7 hurt after boat flips at Lake Pleasant

Date: 5/18/2015 8:57:00 AM

Seven people were injured after a pontoon boat flipped over on land at Lake Pleasant on Sunday evening, officials said. The boat was being pulled out of the water on a trailer when the driver accelerated, causing the boat to roll and throwing the people

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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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