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Maricopa County Parks events this week

Date: 3/5/2015 7:44:00 AM

Meet at the Nature Center. Details: 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear. 623-932-3811, Lake Pleasant Regional Park Find the Naturalist: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7. Come see if you can find naturalist Frank Meyerholtz on the

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Lake Pleasant / Speculator / Arietta Calendar


Date: 3/3/2015 9:53:00 PM

Wednesday, March 4: 6-8pm, Family Fun Night, LP School; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library. Thursday, March 5: 9am, Osteobusters, Grace Methodist Church (GMC); 7-9pm, Volleyball, LP School. Friday, March 6: 3:30-5:30pm, Food Pantry Open, North Country Bible

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Steven J. Goodman, certified public accountant

Buffalo News

Date: 3/2/2015 6:36:00 PM

He completed the Lake Pleasant mini-triathlon as part of a relay team in 2009. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Barbara Malecki; two sons, Jason and Adam; a brother, Marc; and two grandchildren

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Police Logs


Date: 3/2/2015 12:57:00 PM

One operator given a verbal warning for failure to use care. 2 p.m. — Report of a Jeep with Connecticut plates is stuck on a snow bank half way down Lake Pleasant Road; the reporting person stopped and checked on the operator prior to calling

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Muhammad’s Program, Position and Su-preme Wisdom

The Final Call

Date: 3/2/2015 9:21:00 AM

This discussion took place at a lake called Lake Pleasant, in Phoenix. Then as we were gathering our books and papers to return to Scottsdale (a city adjoining Phoenix), Minster Farrakhan informed me of his vision-like experience. I was at the same time

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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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