Lake Mead

ARIZONA - NEVADA


Lake Level
1,084.00 FEET
2/6/2016
Full Pool: 1,229.0
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Ski area water rights on forest lands

mountaintownnews.net

Date: 2/5/2016 11:07:00 PM

Another example is augmentation water, such as that held in Green Mountain Reservoir and released as needed to meet senior water rights downstream by more senior users downstream on the Colorado River. Jim Bedwell, the director of recreation in the Rocky

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Obama eyes remote corner of Mojave for desert monument

abc10.com

Date: 2/5/2016 11:05:00 PM

Monsoonal summer rains tied to the nearby Colorado River are particularly important, supporting dozens of species of grass that blanket the desert floor. "It’s an extension of southwestern grasslands which extend from Texas all the way into California

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Push is on to make Deep Creek Wild and Scenic

Post Independent

Date: 2/5/2016 10:27:00 PM

But other advocates wanted to shoot for wilderness designation, which was a complete nonstarter, running into a water rights battle with the Colorado River District, he said. Last year White River National Forest released its finding that the area is

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Through a lens, sharply: Photographer's pictures reflect desert’s splendor, scale

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 2/5/2016 7:53:00 PM

Following the progress through photographs of the construction of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge over the Colorado River is to be reminded of much of what's good about our civilization. And the scale of it all still sends my mind racing

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Summit County Citizens Voice

Date: 2/5/2016 2:04:00 PM

Coming soon: Water and climate change in Colorado, a three-part series of solutions-oriented stories underwritten by the Colorado River Water Conservation District. A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan on Saturday near the city of Tainan

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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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