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Stewards check over 700 boats

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Date: 12/20/2014 2:44:00 PM

LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Sacandaga Association and the Town of Lake Pleasant teamed up again this past summer to have trained lake stewards inspect boats headed for launching at the Moffitt's Beach Public Campground boat ramp here. The goal is to

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Erie-area fishing report for weekend of Dec. 19-21

Goerie

Date: 12/19/2014 12:07:00 AM

Trout were stocked Tuesday at East Basin Pond, West Basin Pond, Lake Pleasant and Upper Gravel Pit. Rainbow trout went into Lake Pleasant, so smaller baits or lures are in order. Brown trout were stocked in the other waters. Chapman Dam was stocked Monday

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Erie-area fishing report for weekend of Dec. 19-21

Goerie

Date: 12/18/2014 9:12:00 PM

Trout were stocked Tuesday at East Basin Pond, West Basin Pond, Lake Pleasant and Upper Gravel Pit. Rainbow trout went into Lake Pleasant, so smaller baits or lures are in order. Brown trout were stocked in the other waters. Chapman Dam was stocked Monday

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Peoria officers arrest man for deadly October crash

Casa Grande Valley Newspaper

Date: 12/18/2014 9:53:00 AM

Police investigators said Grijalva had six people riding in his truck’s cab and another five in the bed while driving Oct. 18 near Lake Pleasant. They said Grijalva was driving more than 90 mph when he tried to pass a vehicle that had slowed to make a

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Peoria police arrest man in October crash that killed 3

ON YOUR SIDE

Date: 12/17/2014 5:16:00 PM

Police investigators say Grijalva had six people riding in his truck's cab and another five in the bed while driving near Lake Pleasant on Oct. 18. They say Grijalva was going more than 90 mph when he tried a vehicle that had slowed to make a left turn

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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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