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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Date: 2/21/2017 4:03:00 PM

Just northeast of central Phoenix, along the Verde River in Tonto National Forest, lies the serene waters of Bartlett Lake. Formed as a reservoir when the Salt River Project dammed the Verde River in the late 1930’s, Bartlett Lake has over 33 miles of

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Bartlett to receive Lake Michigan water in 2019

Chicago Tribune

Date: 2/17/2017 8:04:00 PM

Bartlett residents will begin receiving softened Lake Michigan water two years from now following connection to the DuPage Water Commission system. The Village Board voted in favor of making the change in December, and agreements were finalized on Feb. 7

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Swelling Salt River floods McKellips Road

Date: 2/15/2017 12:17:00 PM

The Salt River, which the road crosses in that area, is flowing after snow melt prompted SRP to release water from Bartlett Lake on the Verde River earlier this month. The river flooded McKellips, leading to the closure. RELATED: Arizona has highest lake

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Normally dry Salt River floods Mesa roadway after planned water release


Date: 2/14/2017 6:33:00 AM

Then, on Friday, a low-level spill release of about 500 cubic feet per second was initiated from Bartlett Lake on the Verde River, which is reaching near capacity from snow melt. The total Verde River storage system is at 87 percent of capacity

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• River: Verde River
• Length: 33 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,830 Acres
• Volume: 178,186 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 100 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 174 feet
• Length: 12 Miles
Bartlett Lake is a reservoir that was formed by the damming of the Verde River in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is downstream and to the south of Horseshoe Reservoir. Constructed in 1936–39 by the Salt River Project, the Bartlett Dam and reservoir were named for Bill Bartlett, a government surveyor. Bartlett Lake was the first reservoir built on the Verde River.

Bartlett Lake, located 48 miles from downtown Phoenix, is a popular recreation area in the Tonto National Forest. After wet winters, the Bartlett Lake area often has fine displays of spring wildflowers.

The lake is surrounded with recreational opportunities. There are four camping sites around the lake. Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Area offers lake-goers 41 ramadas with picnic tables and grills. There are also 2 paved boat ramps on the lake.

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