Lake Pleasant


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The tale of Number 30X

Date: 4/25/2015 10:46:00 PM

He's been on Facebook. I've held him in my arms. Bald eagle Number 30X has yellow feet and sharp black talons that have never snatched a fish from the cool water of Lake Pleasant. Yet. This not-so-little baby – weight: 3.1 kg. or about 7 lbs

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OUTDOORS — UPDATED — Trout stocked for Saturday's lowland lakes opener (and Anderson Lake will be open)

Peninsula Daily News

Date: 4/25/2015 12:30:00 AM

Lake Pleasant, 5 miles off U.S. Highway 101, west of Sappho and 10 miles north of Forks, is a 492.6-acre lake with a public boat ramp, loading and mooring docks, accessible restrooms, parking and a playground. Lake Pleasant has no minimum size and a five

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LP teenager is a victim of suicide


Date: 4/24/2015 8:28:00 PM

LAKE PLEASANT – The death of a promising local teenager has this small, tight-knit community reeling in shock. Maxx Boyer, 15, of Hillcrest Apartments here was Gregg Boyer's and Rebecca Chevalier's only child. He loved the woods and wanted to be a forest

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HRM funds seven firefighters, gear

The Chronicle Herald

Date: 4/24/2015 4:31:00 PM

Trussler told council in March that keeping open the four rural stations — Ostrea Lake-Pleasant Point, East Ship Harbour, Meaghers Grant and Grand Lake-Oakfield — did not make sense since they lacked enough volunteers to staff them. However

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Erie-area fishing report for weekend of April 24-26


Date: 4/23/2015 9:03:00 PM

Pike and crappie have been hitting fair to good at Eaton Reservoir. Anglers have been concentrating on stocked trout at Lake Pleasant. Stocked trout fishing has been good at the Gravel Pit and Chapman Dam. Stocked trout fishing has been inconsistent in

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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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