Lake Pleasant


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Full Pool: 1,660.0
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Storm warning issued for East Valley

Date: 6/29/2015 10:46:00 PM

Valley locations affected also include Tempe, east Phoenix and Paradise Valley. Earlier, a strong thunderstorm began in Wickenburg and was moving near Lake Pleasant Monday night. Winds up to 72 mph were recorded in Wickenburg, with one inch of rain

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Log truck a danger


Date: 6/29/2015 6:21:00 PM

LAKE PLEASANT -- A loaded log truck stopped on State Route 8/30 here was 57,400 pounds over its permitted weight and was cited for 25 safety violations, according to New York State Police. The truck, owned by Lyndaker Excavating & Trucking LLC, 8718 Cutoff

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New Loop 303 bridge in Surprise taking shape

Your West Valley

Date: 6/27/2015 11:07:00 PM

Depending on their destination, drivers on southeast-bound Grand can also consider an additional detour route on eastbound State Route 74 to southbound Lake Pleasant Parkway or southbound I-17

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Adirondack Challenge set for July 10

Leader Herald

Date: 6/27/2015 10:22:00 PM

GLOVERSVILLE - The Nathan Littauer Foundation will host the 12th annual Adirondack Challenge Golf Tournament on July 10 at the Lake Pleasant Golf Course located at 2537 Route 8, in Lake Pleasant. The format is the ever-popular "scrambled" scramble with an

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Arizona Department of Game & Fish plans OUI patrols on Lake Havasu this weekend

Havasu News

Date: 6/25/2015 9:04:00 PM

Law enforcement agencies will be targeting impaired operators on waters statewide, including the following: The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Game and Fish officers will also patrol Lake Pleasant and the Salt River reservoirs, including Apache

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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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