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Council dedicates ambulance service

Peoria Times

Date: 2/23/2017 11:25:00 PM

Deputy City Manager Jeff Tyne told the crowd the department has nearly doubled its coverage area, with full service at Lake Pleasant. He said the fire department had found new ways to provide for low-acuity calls. He noted how the health care profession

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18 Things to Do during Padres Spring Training in Arizona

San Diego Magazine

Date: 2/22/2017 3:04:00 PM

The largest lake in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, Lake Pleasant is a year-round hotspot for water sports and boating excursions. Whether you’re looking to water-ski, kayak, rent a house boat, or simply picnic on the shore, Lake Pleasant has something

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Eversource gains approval for 23-acre solar farm on Montague Plains

Mass Live The Republican

Date: 2/22/2017 2:28:00 PM

As described, solar panels will cover 23 acres of land near the intersection of Millers Falls Road and Lake Pleasant Road. The facility will be surrounded by an eight-foot security fence set back from the roadway 200 feet. A strip of wooded area will be

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‘Fargo’/’Legion’ Showrunner Noah Hawley Will Direct Sci-Fi Film ‘Pale Blue Dot’


Date: 2/22/2017 8:21:00 AM

At Fox Searchlight, Hawley is also developing Buried Bodies, a potentially challenging drama based on the Lake Pleasant Bodies Case. In the 1970s, attorneys Frank Armani and Francis Belge were representing Robert Garrow, a man accused of murder

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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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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