Month: August 2015

A Lake of Contrasts

 Lake Mojave is an incongruity – blue, sparkling water in one of the driest regions of the continent. The waters of the Colorado derive from rain and snow melt in the high mountains of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. The river works its way through the canyon lands and finally reaches the sere, brown treeless landscape of Arizona and Nevada. The drought lands of these two states, even before human water withdrawals, demand more water from the river than they give – the evaporation off Lake Mead is greater than Nevada’s total legal water allotment. And yet we go boating on clear, blue shimmering water in the middle of the Great American Desert.

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Impressions of Lake Mohave

Lake Mohave is a reservoir formed by Davis Dam on the Colorado River on the border between Nevada and Arizona in the United States. Named for Mohave Indians who formerly inhabited this region of the Colorado River valley. Lake Mohave extends about 67 miles along the valley of the Hoover Dam Davis Dam straddling southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona border. The lake is calm, it often appears as empty as the desert. The lake is located at an altitude of 647 feet (197 m) near Laughlin, Nevada, Searchlight, Nevada, Cottonwood Cove, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona, about 67 miles downstream from Hoover Dam forms adjacent shoreline is part of the Lakes Area Recreation Mead National managed by the U.S. National Park. Water flowing leaves Lake Mohave flowing south to Lake Havasu. Although Lake Havsu more crowded and famous from Lake Mohave, but Lake Mohave is a lake, much larger deeper, and cleaner than Lake Havasu. Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes Lake Mohave offers many things to do and places to go year-round. What is extensive so you can enjoy some of the services such as boaters, swimmers, add, and fishermen.

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Lake Mohave History

Lake Mohave was created in 1951 following the construction of Davis Dam on the Colorado River southeast of Las Vegas.  The 64 mile long reservoir is subject to fluctuating water levels and exchange flows.  The upper 20 miles of the reservoir is cold year round due to deep-water releases from Hoover Dam. This section lies within the narrow walls of Black Canyon. The remainder of the reservoir is seasonally warm and more open with the widest section being Cottonwood Basin (4 miles). Lake Mohave is located within the Lake Mead Recreational Area and is administered by the National Park Service located in Boulder City. A detailed description of the Lake Mead Recreation Area can be found on the National Park Service web page at nps.gov/lame.

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2013 Arizona Fishing Regulations Changes

The 2013 Arizona Fishing Regulations are now available at all seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices and at fishing license dealers throughout the state. They are also posted online at www.azgfd.gov/h_f/fishing_rules.shtml.

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Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program recognizes 75 years of wildlife conservation and partnership success

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) joins the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), and other partners at the 2012 SHOT-SHOW to announce the start of a yearlong celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR), one of the most significant and successful partnership approaches to fish and wildlife conservation in U.S. history.

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May 26, 2022, 8:15 pm
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