Lake Mead

ARIZONA - NEVADA


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1,086.04 FEET
1/22/2018
Full Pool: 1,229.0
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Traversing the mighty Colorado River

High County News

Date: 1/22/2018 12:35:00 AM

288 pages, hardcover: $28. Riverhead Books, 2017. The funny thing about the newest book on the Colorado River is that it is not actually new at all. Yes, it is true that Where the Water Goes has a 2017 copyright, plus a forward-looking author in New Yorker

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Lower-than-average snowpack could affect water supply, scientists say

Frederick News-Post

Date: 1/21/2018 4:40:00 PM

Arizona, California and Nevada are in the process of negotiating a drought contingency plan to reduce the burden on Lake Mead, the reservoir behind the Hoover Dam that has dropped to 39 percent of capacity. Pat Mulroy, a Brookings Institution senior fellow

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Nevada researchers warn of more ‘snow droughts,’ even in wet years

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 1/21/2018 2:29:00 PM

There’s a term for what’s going on right now in the Sierra Nevada and the mountains that feed the Colorado River. It’s called a “snow drought,” and Nevada climate scientists warn that Westerners had better get used to the phenomenon. Periods of

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Diocesan priests hiking the Grand Canyon inspired by ‘grandeur of God’

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Date: 1/21/2018 2:19:00 PM

From seeing 1,000-year-old Anasazi pictographs and looking at the brilliance of the Milky Way in the crystal clear night sky to celebrating Mass 1,500 feet above the Colorado River, the priests were happy to share the time together and bring their

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Today in Arizona History: Jan. 21 - Jan. 27

Daily Courier

Date: 1/21/2018 4:55:00 AM

The supplies were for a construction camp at the foot of the trail where the National Park Service was building a bridge across the Colorado River. On this date in 1934, Jesse W. Ellison, who established the Q ranch in Gila County, died. On this date in

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• River: Colorado River
• Length: 550 Miles
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Volume: 28,537,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 171,700 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 225 Feet
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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