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AV Homes Buys 18 Acres For Future Arizona Community

Builder Magazine

Date: 5/23/2017 11:26:00 AM

The proximity to Loop 303 provides access to jobs, shopping, entertainment, and recreation with nearby Lake Pleasant, Ariz. The development will include four unique floor plans to choose from with flexibility to accommodate individual lifestyles

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Duke Energy crews work to restore power to customers in Orange, Seminole counties

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 5/21/2017 9:50:00 AM

Customers on both sides of the Orange-Seminole line were effected. Specifically, customers in the area of Lake Pleasant Road, Lake Bridge Lane, Lake Jackson Circle, Bear Lake Road and Piedmont Wekiwa Road were effected. The map estimates crews will have

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Arrest made in armed robbery that caused lockdowns at two Peoria schools


Date: 5/20/2017 10:13:00 PM

It happened near Sunrise Point and Ridgeline Road in north Peoria around 1 p.m. The nearby schools placed on lockdown were Vistancia Elementary and Lake Pleasant Elementary. According to Peoria police, the victim had set up a meeting through an online

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Peoria police catch armed robbery suspect who caused lockdowns

ABC 15 Taking Action

Date: 5/19/2017 11:35:00 PM

Police searched the area, which led to precautionary lockdowns at Vistancia Elementary and Lake Pleasant Elementary that lasted for around two hours. Friday afternoon, police arrested the suspect at an address near where the armed robbery occurred

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Road work begins May 22 for Lake Pleasant Parkway improvements

Peoria Times

Date: 5/19/2017 1:00:00 PM

Construction crews will repair a section of roadway on the north side of Lake Pleasant Parkway east of 87th Avenue May 22 to 26. Westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane. May 30, crews will reconstruct 83rd Avenue between Lake Pleasant Parkway and

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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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