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For Lefebre, Ice Fishing's A Passion And Escape

BassFan

Date: 1/25/2015 9:23:00 PM

Bigger Isn't Better Just down the berm to our left is Lake Pleasant, a 60-acre lake loaded with several species of state-stocked trout along with yellow perch, bluegill and bass. A light snow continues to fall as we unload the gear and slide it down the

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First Great South Woods workshop is set

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 1/25/2015 5:25:00 PM

It follows a successful Great South Woods kick-off meeting Dec. 17 at Lake Pleasant Central School in Speculator, where more than 80 registered participants shared their knowledge of, and vision for, recreation opportunities in the two million-acre

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Erie-area religion calendar, Jan. 24 and later

Goerie

Date: 1/24/2015 12:01:00 AM

26th St.; sermon by the Rev. John Dyke: "Call and Response." Info: 833-5982. WORSHIP: Sunday; 10 a.m.; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9263 Lake Pleasant Road, Greene Township; sermon by the Rev. Bill Cox: "Turn, Turn, Turn." Info: 825-4770. WORSHIP

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Erie-area fishing report for weekend of Jan. 23-25

Goerie

Date: 1/23/2015 12:40:00 AM

Ice fishers have been catching some nice perch, along with a fair number of bluegill and trout, at Lake Pleasant. Eaton Reservoir has been giving up some pike, bluegill, walleye and perch. Ice fishing has picked up at Lake Wilhelm. A good percentage of

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Erie-area fishing report for weekend of Jan. 23-25

Goerie

Date: 1/22/2015 9:08:00 PM

Ice fishers have been catching some nice perch, along with a fair number of bluegill and trout, at Lake Pleasant. Eaton Reservoir has been giving up some pike, bluegill, walleye and perch. Ice fishing has picked up at Lake Wilhelm. A good percentage of

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• River: Agua Fria River
• Surface Area: 9,222 Acres
• Shoreline: 114 Miles
• 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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