Lake Pleasant: A dual-purpose reservoir

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Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant is well known as central Arizona’s hub for water sports. Yet it serves perhaps a greater purpose — storing Colorado River water for Central Arizona Project.

Did you know that most Arizona lakes have a dual purpose?

Lake Pleasant in Peoria, for one, helps ensure the reliability of our water deliveries.

See more about the history of the lake, including the breeching of the Old Waddell Dam, and how it became the New Waddell Dam and immense reservoir we know today:

The lake plays a key role in providing reliability for delivering water to thousands of people in central and southern Arizona.

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