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Three-storey Austin houseboat promises vacation in style

Gant Daily

Date: 9/16/2014 12:50:00 AM

Other houseboats with more affordable rates are Out of the Blue on Lake Pleasant, Arizona at $595 per day; The Floating Villa in New Orleans at $214 nightly; The Pisces in Philadelphia at $175 per night for two guests; and MV Coconuts in Key West

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Peoria dentist offers free dental care for local residents

Arizona News Zap

Date: 9/15/2014 12:13:00 PM

A free day of dental care for 100 local residents will be held Oct. 10 at the office of Dr. Michael A. Prost, 8272 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Ste 204. The line will begin as early as 5 a.m. for the services, according to organizers. This is Dr. Prost’s first

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Attica Township tire store marks one year anniversary

The County Press

Date: 9/13/2014 10:55:00 PM

ATTCIA — It’s been a year since Arcadia Township businessman Jim Morris decided to start selling tires at the corner of Imlay City and Lake Pleasant roads and he says business is good. You must be an online subscriber to view this story. The full

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1 wounded in shooting at busy N. Peoria shopping center

Date: 9/12/2014 2:22:00 PM

The incident began when two different groups of people pulled into the parking lot of the shopping center near Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road and started arguing, said Amanda Jacinto, a Peoria police spokeswoman. One person then pulled out a

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Lake Pleasant / Speculator / Arietta Calendar


Date: 9/9/2014 9:27:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 10: 9:30am, Adk Lakes Quilters meets, Piseco Community Hall--548-6347; 1:30pm, LP Senior Citizens meet, Senior Center; 6pm, LP School Board meets, school; 6:30pm, Twigs meets, LP School; 7pm, Knit Wits, LP Library. Thursday, Sept

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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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