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Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the world!

Lake Mead

Jet Ski Rentals Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the United States. It is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by water impounded by Hoover Dam, it extends 110 mi (180 km) behind the dam, holding approximately 28.5 million acre feet of water. The water held in Lake Mead is released to communities in southern California via aqueducts, and Nevada.

Lake Mead Boat Rentals Lake Mead flooded a large area of desert, covering many canyons, several small villages and relics of ancient settlements. It is not necessarily a compensation, but this inundation has created a major Southwest attraction which now brings many thousands of visitors each year. They come for boating, fishing, camping, swimming and hiking - the weather is usually sunny and hot, up to 120F in mid-summer when the water temperature reaches the high 80's. The scenery is amazing - clear blue water beneath gaunt rocky cliffs, but much can only be appreciated using a boat or jet ski as the majority of the innumerable sheltered coves and flooded canyons, often with clean, empty beaches for camping, are quite inaccessible by road.

Created in the early 1930's by the formation of the world's largest dam (Hoover Dam) it holds over 250 square miles of surface water. The colorful rock formations, tall canyon walls and soft sandy beaches make for great scenery and an awesome place to explore.

Lake Mead It took 4,360,000 cubic yards of concrete to fill the Black Canyon on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona thereby backing up 275 sq miles of water and creating 550 miles of shoreline.

The colorful rock formations, tall canyon walls and soft sandy beaches make for great scenery and an awesome place to explore.

Among it's mountains and valley's the alert tourist will see Desert Bighorn Sheep, Coyotes, and Wild Burros frolicking on the shores of this picturesque body of water. Scenic desert mountains offer spectacular views. Bring your camera!

Lake MeadLake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. With 1.5 million acres, it is twice the size of Rhode Island. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, jet skiers, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers.

Lake MeadLake Mead flooded a large area of desert, covering many canyons, several small villages and relics of ancient settlements. It is not necessarily a compensation, but this inundation has created a major Southwest attraction which now brings many thousands of visitors each year. They come for boating, fishing, camping, swimming and hiking - the weather is usually sunny and hot, up to 120 °F in mid-summer when the water temperature reaches the mid 80's. The scenery is amazing - clear blue water beneath gaunt rocky cliffs, but much can only be appreciated using a boat as the majority of the innumerable sheltered coves and flooded canyons, often with clean, empty beaches for camping, are quite inaccessible by road.

Lake Mead's B29 Superfotress
Also located in Lake Mead is a B29 Superfortress which crashed in the Overton Arm. For decades, the bomber was a local legend around the Canyon, but its location was unknown until a diving team using side-scanning radar located it in 2000. Their attempts to claim the wreckage were blocked by the National Park System, which oversees the Grand Canyon. In 1948, a B-29 Superfortress took off from California on a research mission carrying a strange piece of scientific equipment--the Suntracker. But when the plane crashed into Lake Mead, Nevada, the Suntracker was lost. And all records saying what it was or what the plane was studying were also lost. Archaeologists from the National Park Services' Submerged Resources Center explored the wrecked bomber, submerged under 200 feet of water, and learned that it was at the forefront of Cold War science!

Below is an image of the B29 taken with Sideband Sonar

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