Lake Mead

ARIZONA - NEVADA


Lake Level
1,081.20 FEET
11/24/2020
Full Pool: 1,229.0
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Bastrop: A Small Town Big on Texas Hospitality

D Magazine

Date: 11/5/2020 7:07:00 PM

Bird watchers will be especially thrilled they answered the call to Bastrop, a Bird City Texas certified community by Texas Parks and Wildlife. A quiet walk through the Lost Pines will give you a

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River managers turn eyes to new Powell-Mead deal

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Date: 11/4/2020 10:15:00 PM

A 2007 deal creating guidelines governing how Lake Powell and Lake Mead are operated in coordination isn’t scheduled to expire until 2026. But water officials in Colorado River Basin states

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Colorado River District to use 7A funds for projects securing water supply

Summit County

Date: 11/4/2020 1:11:00 PM

Now that Measure 7A has passed, property taxes will increase in 2021 and are expected to raise $4.9 million for the 15-county Colorado River Water Conservation District. River district General Manager

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River district tax measure sailing to passage

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Date: 11/3/2020 11:19:00 PM

A tax proposal by the Colorado River District is headed to an overwhelming victory, based on preliminary results. As of about 8 p.m. the district’s proposal to increase its property tax rate to

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Election results: Imperial Irrigation District board candidates vie for two open seats

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs) on MSN.com

Date: 11/3/2020 11:01:39 PM

The powerful Imperial Irrigation District's board of directors will have at least one new face when the dust settles on the election

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• River: Colorado River
• Length: 759 Miles
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Volume: 26,134,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 171,700 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 225 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 532 feet
• Length: 120 Miles
Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. It is located on the Colorado River about 24 mi from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is 112 miles long when the lake is full, has 759 miles of shoreline, is 532 feet at greatest depth, with a surface elevation of 1,221.4 feet above sea level, and has 247 square miles of surface, and when filled to capacity, 28 million acre-feet of water. However, the lake has not reached this capacity since 1983 due to increasing droughts.
There are nine main access points to the lake. On the west are three roads from the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Access from the northwest from Interstate 15 is through Valley of Fire State Park and the Moapa River Indian Reservation to the Overton arm of the lake.
The lake is divided into several bodies. The large body closest to the Hoover Dam is Boulder Basin. The narrow channel, which was once known as Boulder Canyon and is now known as The Narrows, connects Boulder Basin to Virgin Basin to the east. The Virgin River and Muddy River empty into the Overton Arm, which is connected to the northern part of the Virgin Basin. The next basin to the east is Temple Basin, and following that is Gregg Basin, which is connected to the Temple Basin by the Virgin Canyon. When the lake levels are high enough, a section of the lake farther upstream from the Gregg Basin is flooded, which includes Grand Wash Bay and the Pearce Ferry Bay and launch ramp. In addition, there are two tiny basins, the Muddy River Inlet and the Virgin River Basin, that are flooded when the lake is high enough where these two rivers flow into the lake. As of now, however, these basins remain dry.
Lake Mead offers many types of recreation to locals and visitors. Boating is the most popular. Additional activities include fishing, water skiing, swimming and sunbathing. There are five marinas on the lake: Forever Resorts at Callville Bay, Echo Bay, and Temple Bar Marina; and Las Vegas Boat Harbor along with Lake Mead Marina in Hemenway Harbor which are family owned and operated. The area also has many coves with rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. There are several small to medium-sized islands in the lake area depending on the water level.
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