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Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City

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Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The reservoir has an available capacity of 619400acre.ft. The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. The lake's primary purpose is to store water for pumping into two aqueducts. Prior to the dam construction, the area was home to the Mohave Indians. The lake was named (in 1939) after the Mojave word for blue. In the early 19th century, it was frequented by beaver trappers. Spaniards also began to mine the area along the river.AqueductsMark Wilmer Pumping Plant pumps water into the Central Arizona Project Aqueduct. Whitsett Pumping Plant is located on the lake, and lifts the water for the Colorado River Aqueduct. Gene Pumping Plant is just south of Parker Dam, and gives the water an additional boost of. The Colorado River Aqueduct has three more pumping plants, Iron Mountain, Eagle Mountain, and Julian Hinds,. The total lift is.Natural historyThe shorelines are in the ecotone (transition zone) of the higher Mojave Desert to the lower Sonoran Desert and its Californian Colorado Desert ecoregions.
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  • This reminds us of a small version of San Diiego without the traffic and without the cost. There are over a hundred restaurants, several golf courses including the gorgeous Refuge, swimming, boating, ...  more »
  • So much to do and see in this wonderful little city. My husband & I fell in love with this area on a recent trip and are now talking about relocating ! 
  • This place has almost anything you can ask for, water sports to sports bars. There's lots of places downtown that you can shop and there's a large shopping mall out by the airport. We like going into ...  more »