Lake Pleasant

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1,677.07 FEET
12/17/2017
Full Pool: 1,660.0
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Eco-contest rewards knowledge

Leader Herald

Date: 12/15/2017 9:08:00 PM

The 38th annual Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day was held Sept. 22 on the Adirondack Ecotrail behind the District office in Lake Pleasant. Students from five area schools hiked the trail to six stations and listened carefully to presenters

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Storms help snowmobile season

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Date: 12/15/2017 7:54:00 AM

That includes the Moose River Plains and the Seventh Lake Mountain snowmobile trail and Lake Pleasant. Other trail systems are being checked for issues or require additional snowfall before opening. Officials urge snowmobilers to check on local trail

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Be prepared for backcountry recreation

Press Republican

Date: 12/14/2017 8:39:00 PM

Most gates and designated snowmobile trails in the western and central Adirondacks will be open by the weekend, including the Moose River Plains and the Seventh Lake Mountain snowmobile trail, and Lake Pleasant. Other trail systems are being checked for

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Storms help snowmobile season gear up in Adirondacks

WKTV

Date: 12/14/2017 9:41:00 AM

That includes the Moose River Plains and the Seventh Lake Mountain snowmobile trail and Lake Pleasant. Other trail systems are being checked for issues or require additional snowfall before opening. Officials urge snowmobilers to check on local trail

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Some Adirondack snowmobile trails to open this weekend

WCAX-TV

Date: 12/14/2017 8:47:00 AM

That includes the Moose River Plains and the Seventh Lake Mountain snowmobile trail and Lake Pleasant. Other trail systems are being checked for issues or require additional snowfall before opening. Officials urge snowmobilers to check on local trail

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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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