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1,658.13 FEET
8/27/2016
Full Pool: 1,660.0
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Everett Museum of History seeks a forever home

The Herald of Everett

Date: 8/26/2016 1:51:00 AM

It was given to the museum by Everett’s John Mattson, who told them it was made by his father with lumber from Lake Pleasant. Built with love in the early 20th century, it’s a unique piece of Snohomish County’s past. Julie Muhlstein: 425-339-3460

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Local author holds book-signing

Peoria Times

Date: 8/26/2016 12:43:00 AM

Zufelt will meet with readers and sign her latest book 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Cerreta’s Chocolate Connection, 8275 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy. Garrison thinks and acts differently from a lot of children his age, but that’s what makes him so unique

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Lake George smelt proposal

Post-Star

Date: 8/25/2016 6:01:00 AM

Walleye, black bass and northern pike proposals: • Establish an 18-inch minimum size limit and daily creel limit of three walleye for Titicus Reservoir (Westchester County); Sacandaga Lake and tributaries and outlet and Lake Pleasant and tributaries

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Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Arietta Community Calendar

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 8/25/2016 5:07:00 AM

Friday, Aug. 26: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible Fellowship. Saturday, Aug. 27: 1-4 p.m., Piseco Museum Open, Old Piseco Road. Sunday, Aug. 28: 1-4 p.m., Piseco Museum Open, Old Piseco Road. Monday, Aug. 29: 9 a.m., Osteobusters

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DEC Announces Proposed Changes to Freshwater Sportfishing Regulations

Long Island

Date: 8/25/2016 4:41:00 AM

Establish an 18-inch minimum size limit and daily creel limit of three walleye for Titicus Reservoir (Westchester County); Sacandaga Lake and tributaries and outlet and Lake Pleasant and tributaries (Hamilton County); Kiwassa Lake, St. Regis Falls

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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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