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Kingman dominates Running the River: Lee Williams’ Allred, Lake Havasu’s Baker take individual boys, girls titles

Mohave Daily News

Date: 10/23/2014 1:11:00 AM

The Arizona Interscholastic Association meet featured nine high school teams and was a contest for the unofficial Colorado River Region championship. Kingman won the boys team at 45 points. Lake Havasu placed second at 56, Lee Williams third at 60

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Another Dam Race hits the river in Parker next month

Havasu News

Date: 10/23/2014 12:08:00 AM

PARKER — It will be epic — it is estimated more than 500 entrants will be paddling down the Colorado River’s Parker Strip, Nov. 1. The fifth annual Another Dam Race will bring stand up paddle boarders, outrigger teams, kayaks and surf skis

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LETTERS: Water conservation key to city’s future

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 10/23/2014 12:02:00 AM

Surface water, particularly the lifeline of the Colorado River and Lake Mead, remains incredibly important, supplying about 90 percent of the metropolitan water supply for drinking, bathing, washing and irrigation. The drought, however, has combined with

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Letter: Water for electricity

Deseret News

Date: 10/22/2014 11:02:00 PM

The Department of the Interior proposed in 1945 to build 36 dams along the upper Colorado River; we have built only two. Imagine the electricity from 34 more dams. Let’s help our politicians make the smart choice and use more water for energy purposes

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Another special interest group wants a say in state water use

Longview News-Journal

Date: 10/22/2014 10:43:00 PM

AUSTIN (AP) — When it comes to water planning, neither the Lower Colorado River Authority, which manages Austin-area lakes, nor the state water plan takes the needs of boaters and marinas formally into account. Instead, the focus is on residential

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 550 Miles
• 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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