Las Vegas is HOT, Residents Rush to Lake Mead

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Things to Do Around Lake Mead – Las Vegas, NV

Lake Mead is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Connected by the Colorado River and stemming off of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is more than 112 miles long when full, with almost 800 miles of shoreline and more than 500 feet at its greatest depth. However, Lake Mead hasn’t reached full capacity since 1983 due to increased water demand and a local drought that has only become more of a problem as time went on. Due to the current low levels of the lake, Lake Sakakawea tends to hold the title as being the largest reservoir in America.

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The History and Formation of the Lake Mead

Elwood Mead is the mastermind behind Lake Mead. The former commissioner of the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Elwood Mead planned the Boulder Canyon Project that ultimately created the lake. Lake Mead was officiated in 1936, with it being regulated by the National Park Service.

The geography of Lake Mead is unique, as it has nine access points with points of entry along Las Vegas, Interstate 15, and the Valley of Fire State Park. Because it is so large, Lake Mead tends to be categorized into several sections. The largest segment is near the Hoover Dam, which feeds the lake. There are several basins in and around Lake Mead, however, as of February 2015, most of these basins have remained try.

The river itself is beautiful, but it is also appointed with jagged mountain ranges and a scenic backdrop, especially around sunset. Within one of its basins, visitors gain access to the Boulder basin, the River Mountains, and the Muddy Mountains. These rock formations give Lake Mead an almost ethereal feel. Lake Mead may be experiencing one of its more drastic droughts, but it is still a very active tourist attraction.

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