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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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  • To Everyone that reads "Come To Lamb of God Lutheran Church at 2791 Inca Drive in Lake Havasu Arizona A Deacon at the church talked to Cheryl Thrasher last night on November 11, 2016 to write A retrac...  more »
  • If you're traveling through Arizona, Lake Havasu is worth a visit. Attractions include the lake itself and London bridge. Probably best to avoid coming here from July through September because 120° is...  more »
  • Budget priced hotels on lake. Great selection of nation food restaurant s and local chains. Beaches are awesome and clean. Police do a great job in this town and respond quickly and professionally if ...  more »