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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 areas 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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  • Our family really enjoyed the short trip. You must visit to understand lake Havasu. First thing you should see is London Bridge. Second thing will be the Lake Havasu Museum, to find out who brought th...  more »
  • An absolutely beautiful hidden gem. Home of the original London Bridge. A fantastic lake with the dessert weather. Great place to visit.  more »
  • The "Lake" is the large body of water formed by the damn. It's great for wakeboardjng early am (6a) when it's calm. Otherwise, go off into one of the coves. We have been coming to Lake Havasu city wit...  more »