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Pleasant Paddlers Program: Sunset and full moon paddle tour of Lake Pleasant

Peoria Times

Date: 8/28/2015 12:30:00 AM

Come explore the north end of Lake Pleasant as paddlers tour by the full moon, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Some lucky family may win a four pack of Wet n’ Wild Water Park tickets. This paddle tour is aimed as a social paddle at a slower pace and will be

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Officials: 300-mile long Maricopa County hiking trail nearly complete


Date: 8/27/2015 7:37:00 PM

Cardin said the trail will connect parks such as South Mountain, Lake Pleasant, Estrella Mountain, McDowell Mountain, Usery Mountain, and White Tanks, as well as many others. Although the trail has brought a hefty price tag of more than $5 million so

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Real Estate/Changing Hands, 8/28


Date: 8/27/2015 7:11:00 PM

Robert H. Wickham to Austin J. Deveneau, 419 East Main St., $40,000. Ronald E. Pike and Elinor L. Britt to Ami S. Sadlowski of Lake Pleasant, 265 West River St., $134,900. Shutesbury Declaration of William G. Elliott Nominee Trust of Minneapolis

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Peoria takes $1.5M step toward expanded police facility in northern section

Your West Valley

Date: 8/27/2015 3:10:00 PM

While the Fire-Medical Department’s space would stay the same, the work will also involve extended 102 nd Avenue to Pinnacle Peak Road, significantly cutting response times since vehicles can only access northbound Lake Pleasant Parkway by first heading

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Schonfeld's legacy is service

Tri-City Times Online

Date: 8/26/2015 9:14:00 AM

He was also integral to the creation and development of the Lapeer County Vocational and Technical Center, located on Lake Pleasant Road in Attica Township. Harold Schonfeld smiles for camera after raising record funds in advertising sales last December

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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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