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Wells / Hope / Benson Community Calendar


Date: 10/28/2014 9:25:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 6: 9-11am, Wells Food Pantry Open, WCH; 10am, Osteobusters meet, WCH; 10am, HC Board of Supervisors meets, Court House, Lake Pleasant; 7pm, Wells Ambulance Corps meets, Ambulance Bldg

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The latest DEC forest ranger search and rescue missions in the Adirondacks

Syracuse Post-Standard

Date: 10/27/2014 1:46:00 PM

Jessup River Wild Forest, Town of Lake Pleasant. Injured Hiker: On Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m., a DEC forest ranger contacted DEC Dispatch in Ray Brook to advise he was responding to a report of an injured hiker on the Northville Placid Trail. The 63-year-old

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Scarecrows put on quite the display in Cushman Park


Date: 10/26/2014 8:25:00 PM

“We just love to come and see all the scarecrows,” said Patricia Dickinson of Lake Pleasant as her 7-year-old daughter Julia inspected the scarecrow that she’d helped build in her kindergarten class, a tree-like structure with letters hanging off of it

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Celebrating 35 years of Conservation Field Day


Date: 10/26/2014 7:32:00 PM

LAKE PLEASANT -- This year marked the 35th anniversary of the Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day, an outdoor event for fifth- and sixth-graders hosted by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Eighty-nine students from the

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Friends hold car wash to support Peoria accident victims

ABC 15 Taking Action

Date: 10/25/2014 3:32:00 PM

Contreras was killed in a deadly crash last Saturday morning, when a driver was speeding around another vehicle on Old Carefree Highway near Lake Pleasant and collided with two other cars. Kagan said everyone knew each other in the cars and were coming

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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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