Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Cornerstone Look for regular updates. Mojave Desert – Explore the waterways of southern Nevada and the self-defined fabulous city of Las Vegas, aka The Meadows, translated from Spanish. Additional headlines and resources are indexed on the Vegas Water Links and Water pages. One of the most interesting case studies in water conservation, recreation, and …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks in 2022 that …

Lake Powell

Photo: NASA Marshall, 2017 Photo Wikipedia: Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest fabricated reservoir by maximum …

Mississippi River

Photo: Thomas Hawk Wikipedia: The Mississippi River is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. The stream is entirely within the United States (although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), its source is in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for …

Coasts

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Monsoon

Photo: Henderson Skies July is the start of monsoon season in the Southwest USA – Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. The season runs through September as the Mohave Desert gets the occasional giant splattering of rain. Microbursts are common. Questions For those experienced in such matters, what are the do’s and don’ts? How are …

Colorado River

Photo: Near Nelson Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses parts of seven U.S. and two Mexican states. Starting in the central Rocky Mountains in the …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of wat …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation conducts tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result of the …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …