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Winter runoff season promised big, delivered small

Ahwatukee Foothills News

Date: 8/23/2016 12:42:00 AM

The total Salt and Verde system is currently at about 50 percent of capacity, nearly the same on this date in 2015. Theodore Roosevelt Lake, which holds about two-thirds of the water SRP stores for use by Valley shareholders, stands at about 40 percent

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Theodore Roosevelt Lake

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Date: 8/16/2016 7:27:59 PM

David Moore — 4 starWell, to start, there is a bunch of water in the lower areas, with soil being in the higher areas. I like to camp with my trailer on the soil areas, that works out the best. Other than that, nice clean place to enjoy with friends and

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2016 water runoff season falls short of promise

azbigmedia.com

Date: 8/3/2016 1:34:00 PM

The total Salt and Verde system is currently at about 50 percent of capacity, nearly the same on this date in 2015. Theodore Roosevelt Lake, which holds about two-thirds of the water SRP stores for use by Valley shareholders, stands at about 40 percent

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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

LakeMartin.com

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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Mount Ord Trail

Trails.com

Date: 6/29/2016 4:53:07 PM

Special Attractions: Panoramic views of the Tonto Basin and the Four Peaks Wilderness Area; Saguaro Lake near the start of the trail and Theodore Roosevelt Lake near the end of the trail; Many hiking trails into the Four Peaks Wilderness; Easy trail that

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• Surface Area: 17,315 Acres
Theodore Roosevelt Lake (usually called Roosevelt Lake, sometimes Lake Roosevelt) is a large reservoir formed by Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River in Arizona as part of the Salt River Project (SRP). Located roughly 80 miles northeast of Phoenix in the Salt River Valley, Theodore Roosevelt is the largest lake or reservoir located entirely within the state of Arizona (Lake Mead and Lake Powell are larger but both are located partially within the neighboring states of Nevada and Utah respectively). Both the reservoir and the masonry dam that created it, Roosevelt Dam, were named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in March 1911. Roosevelt Lake is a popular recreation destination within the Tonto National Forest, as such the facilities located at this lake are managed by that authority.

Satellite image of Theodore Roosevelt Lake and surrounding geographic features
Roosevelt Lake is the oldest of the six reservoirs constructed and operated by the Salt River Project. It also has the largest storage capacity of the SRP lakes with the ability to store 1,653,043 acre feet of water when the conservation limit of Roosevelt Dam is reached. When the dam is in flood-control mode, the lake can store 2,910,200 acre·ft of water; however, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires all water over the conservation limit to be released from the lake within 20 days.
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