Lake Pleasant

ARIZONA


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1,695.80 FEET
4/24/2016
Full Pool: 1,660.0
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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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San Rafael Swell’s wild burros to get scientific scrutiny

Salt Lake Tribune

Date: 4/29/2016 10:39:00 AM

The team will compare the Sinbad data with information developed from the Lake Pleasant herd, which roams hotter, drier terrain outside Phoenix

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Camp Sacandaga to reopen for summer

timestelegram.com

Date: 4/28/2016 9:20:00 PM

A week without a cellphone, computer or any other access to the Internet is hard to imagine, but that’s exactly what teens are in for when they enroll in Camp Sacandaga in Lake Pleasant. “Having them unplugged for that one week helps them to reconnect

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Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Arietta Community Calendar

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 4/28/2016 5:24:00 AM

Thursday, April 28: 9 a.m., Osteobusters, LP Methodist Church. Friday, April 29: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship. Monday, May 2: 9 a.m., Osteobusters, LP Methodist Church; 6 p.m., Arietta Town Board meets, PCH; 7 p.m

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Camp Sacandaga to reopen for summer

Observer-Dispatch

Date: 4/28/2016 4:54:00 AM

A week without a cellphone, computer or any other access to the Internet is hard to imagine, but that’s exactly what teens are in for when they enroll in Camp Sacandaga in Lake Pleasant. “Having them unplugged for that one week helps them to reconnect

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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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