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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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  • I love this scenic stretch along the Colorado River. The mountains and lake are lovely and the sunsets this time of year exquisite. We're trying the State Park for the first time and love it. 
  • Came down here for the first time to spend a week with long time friends. Spent a couple days walking and exploring the town and restaurants. Outstanding food and wonderful weather, pretty different f...  more »
  • We travelled to Havasue lake from Las Vegas by our own car, Arizona is bordering Nevada, within less than three hours we reached the lake. As soon as we reached there, we hired a boat ( 100$ per hour)...  more »