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LPCS open air class room


Date: 10/19/2017 5:31:00 AM

Photo by Pete Klein Lake Pleasant Central School Superintendent Heather Philo dedicated the newly installed outdoor classroom in memory of Judee Lauria. Most of the Lauria family stood to Philo’s right as she spoke about how much Judee Lauria wanted a

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Challenger Space Center facing costly, tricky move from Peoria home


Date: 10/16/2017 2:59:00 PM

The 28,000-square-foot building near 83rd Avenue and Lake Pleasant Parkway houses exhibits, artifacts, interactive displays and even a full-sized satellite, among other items. All of them will need to be wrapped, crated and moved to a storage facility and

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Bullock seeks LD 22 House seat

Peoria Times

Date: 10/13/2017 1:12:00 AM

Peoria resident Matt Bullock announced his candidacy for a Legislative District 22 House seat. LD 22 is bounded by Lake Pleasant to the north, 59th Avenue to the east, Bell Road to the south, and 243rd Avenue to the west. This area includes Peoria

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SLIDESHOW: Aerial tour of Lake Pleasant


Date: 10/12/2017 7:45:00 AM

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app. The Flagstaff Police Department released four new pictures of a missing Glendale teacher where she was last seen. Police in Flagstaff are searching for an Arrowhead Elementary School kindergarten

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Murder mystery show to benefit Friends of Lake Pleasant Library


Date: 10/12/2017 1:00:00 AM

SPECULATOR — Tiffany Tanner has decided to make her “boy toy” Robert I. Pond (RIP) an honest man in the 2017 social event of the Adirondacks. RIP is a little queasy in the stomach. Is it nerves, something he ate or something much more deadly

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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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