tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity

Lake Pleasant and New Waddell Dam

Part of: Central Arizona Project Regulatory Storage Division

New Waddell Dam is located on the Agua Fria River about 35 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, and impounds Lake Pleasant. The primary purpose of this facility is to store Colorado River water for CAP use. The dam also stores Agua Fria River runoff and provides flood protection by controlling the river flows. New Waddell Dam is located one-half mile downstream of the original Waddell Dam, which is now covered in the enlarged Lake Pleasant. The original Waddell Dam was built by the Maricopa Water District (MWD) to provide water for MWD lands on the west side of Phoenix. MWD continues to receive its water supply from Lake Pleasant.

This collection contains the results of cultural resource investigations and records of cultural resource management for the Lake Pleasant area.


Resources Inside This Collection (Viewing 1-50 of 50)

Archaeological Assessment of 16 Sites at Lake Pleasant Regional Park

  1. Archaeological Assessment of 16 Sites at Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  2. Archaeological Assessment of 16 Sites at Lake Pleasant Regional Park: Photo Log (2008)
  3. Archaeological Assessment of 16 Sites at Lake Pleasant Regional Park: Select Photos (2008)

Archaeological Testing at AZ T:3:79(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona

  1. Archaeological Testing at AZ T:3:79(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
  2. Archaeological Testing at AZ T:3:79(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona (1993)

Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Sites in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona

  1. Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Sites in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
  2. Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Archaeological Sites Located in Lake Pleasant Regional Park (2006)
  3. Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Archaeological Sites Located in Lake Pleasant Regional Park: Photo Log (2006)
  4. Cultural Resource Assessment of 13 Archaeological Sites Located in Lake Pleasant Regional Park: Select Photos (2006)

Cultural Resources Assessment of 39 Sites in the Agua Fria Conservation Area

  1. Cultural Resources Assessment of 39 Sites in the Agua Fria Conservation Area
  2. Cultural Resources Assessment of 39 Archaeological Sites in the Agua Fria Conservation Area: Photo Log (2007)
  3. Cultural Resources Assessment of 39 Archaeological Sites in the Agua Fria Conservation Area: Select Photos (2007)

Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona

  1. Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
  2. Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona: Letter Report (2003)
  3. Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona: Photo Log (2003)
  4. Damage Assessment of AZ T:4:157(ASM) and AZ T:4:156(ASM) in Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona: Select Photos (2003)

Homesteading and Ranching in the Vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona

  1. Homesteading and Ranching in the Vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona
  2. Homesteading and Ranching in the Vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona (2008)
  3. Homesteading and Ranching in the Vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona: Select Photos (2007)
  4. Homesteading and Ranching in the Vicinity of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona:Photo Log (2007)

Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona

  1. Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona
  2. Intensive Cultural Resource Survey of Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona (2002)

Lake Pleasant 52 Sites Relocation

  1. Lake Pleasant 52 Sites Relocation
  2. Lake Pleasant 52 Sites Relocation: Photo Log (2010)
  3. Lake Pleasant 52 Sites Relocation: Select Photos (2010)

Lake Pleasant 8 Sites Relocation

  1. Lake Pleasant 8 Sites Relocation
  2. Lake Pleasant 8 Sites Relocation: Photo Log (2012)
  3. Lake Pleasant 8 Sites Relocation: Select Photos (2012)

Lake Pleasant Condition Assessments for 41 Sites

  1. Lake Pleasant Condition Assessments for 41 Sites
  2. Lake Pleasant Condition Assessments for 41 Sites: Photo Log (2009)
  3. Lake Pleasant Condition Assessments for 41 Sites: Select Photos (2009)

Lake Pleasant Regional Park Cultural Resources Management Plan

  1. Lake Pleasant Regional Park Cultural Resources Management Plan
  2. Lake Pleasant Regional Park Cultural Resource Management Plan: Selected Photos (2002)
  3. Lake Pleasant Regional Park Cultural Resources Management Plan, Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, Arizona (2004)
  4. Lake Pleasant Regional Park Cultural Resources Management Plan: Photo Log (2002)

Individual Resources

  1. Archaeological Test Excavations at Two Sites In the Vicinity of the Lake Pleasant Regional Park (1990)
  2. The Archaeological Test Excavations of Five Sites in the Lake Pleasant Regional Park (1989)
  3. Historic American Engineering Record: Waddell Dam, Maricopa County, Arizona (1988)
  4. Poster: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Long-Term Section 106 and 110 Survey and Public Outreach Efforts at Lake Pleasant Regional Park near Phoenix, Arizona: 26 Years of Research By Archaeological Consulting Services (2010)
  5. Settlement, Subsistence, and Specialization In the Northern Periphery: The Waddell Project. Vols. 1 and 2 (1989)

Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Rockshelter at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona

  1. Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Rockshelter at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
  2. Mapping, Surface Collection, and Soil Coring Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter Site at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona (2009)
  3. Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter: Photo Log for Coring and Testing Images (2009)
  4. Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter: Photo Log for Surface Collection Images (2009)
  5. Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter: Select Photos of Coring and Testing (2009)
  6. Phase 1 Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter: Select Photos of Surface Collection (2009)

Phase 2 Data Recovery at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Rockshelter at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona

  1. Phase 2 Data Recovery at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Rockshelter at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona
  2. Phase 2 Data Recovery Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), a Multicomponent Hohokam, Yavapai, and Euroamerican Rockshelter Site at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Yavapai County, Arizona (2011)
  3. Phase 2 Data Recovery Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter: Photo Log (2010)
  4. Phase 2 Data Recovery Investigations at AZ T:4:150(ASM), A Multicomponent Rockshelter: Select Photos (2010)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America