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Scottsdale Vacations: Package & Save up to $603 in 2017

Date: 1/19/2017 11:08:00 PM

Arrange a tour of the area on ATV or rent a boat, Jet Ski or paddleboard to enjoy the waters of Lake Pleasant. The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is centrally located to Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe. Fly here and rent a car to study the arts, nature and

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Wind Advisory

Date: 1/19/2017 1:49:00 PM


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10072 W Happy Valley Rd

Date: 1/18/2017 4:29:00 PM

Your Kohl's Lake Pleasant store, located at 10072 W Happy Valley Rd, stocks amazing products for you, your family and your home – including apparel,shoes, accessories for women, men and children,home products, small electrics, bedding, luggage and more

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City wants citizens involved in redistricting process

Peoria Times

Date: 1/18/2017 10:03:00 AM

Lake Pleasant Parkway, or the Saddleback Room at Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St. For more information on redistricting, call 623-773-7282 and visit

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A mid-Michigan community mourns the loss of former Lapeer High School football player

Date: 1/18/2017

Lake Pleasant Road, Attica, MI 48412 In a Facebook post Anthony's parents Michael and Lori Herbert shared that following an autopsy, it appears Anthony had an enlarged heart that they never knew about. They are still awaiting toxicology reports

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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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