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Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. It is located on the Colorado River about 24 mi from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is 112 miles long when the lake is full, has 759 miles of shoreline, is 532 feet at greatest depth,...
    Full Pool: 1,229.0 MSL     Area: 164,000 Acres      Printed Lake Mead Map

Lake Mohave is a reservoir formed by Davis Dam on the Colorado River, which defines the border between Nevada and Arizona in the United States. The lake lies at an elevation of 647 feet (197 m) near Laughlin, Nevada, Searchlight, Nevada, Cottonwood Cove, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona, about 67 miles (108 km) downstream from Hoover Dam. The lak...
    Full Pool: 647.0 MSL     Area: 26,500 Acres

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Its depth is 1,645 ft (501 m), making it the second-deepest in the United States (th...
    Full Pool: 6,225.0 MSL     Area: 123,520 Acres

Walker Lake is a natural lake, 50.3 mile in area, in the Great Basin in western Nevada in the United States. It is 18 miles long and 7 miles wide, located in northwestern Mineral County along the eastern side of the Wassuk Range, approximately 75 miles southeast of Reno. The lake is fed from the north by the Walker River and has no natural outlet e...
    Full Pool: 3,940.0 MSL     Area: 32,192 Acres

OTHER LAKES IN NEVADA (alphabetical)
Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
Acres River Map
Rye Patch
South Fork 1,640
Topaz 2,410
Wild Horse
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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