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13 Fun Lake Havasu Facts

  1. Lake Havasu consists of 60 miles of lake and river waterways.
  2. The lake is the result of both Parker Dam to the south and Davis Dam to the north.
  3. Lake Havasu has more than 400 miles of beautiful shoreline.
  4. The lake has a capacity of 619,400 acre feet of water.
  5. Parker Dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938.
  6. The lake was named for the Mohave Indian name for blue.
  7. The shorelines of Lake Havasu are in the transition zone of the higher Mojave Desert to the lower Sonoran Desert.
  8. The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is located at the upper end and upriver.
  9.  Lake Havasu State Park is along the eastern shore in Arizona.
  10. The Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge extends southeastward up the riparian zone of the Bill Williams River canyon from the southeastern end of the reservoir and dam.
  11. Lake Havasu is well known for its recreational fishing and boating, which bring in some 750,000 visitors a year.
  12. The most common fish in Lake Havasu are: Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Striped bass, Carp, Catfish (Channel), Catfish (Flathead), Crappie, Razorback sucker, Redear Sunfish, and Sunfish.
  13. White sturgeon were stocked in Lake Havasu back in 1968. They can grow upwards of 20 feet and live in excess of 100 years. To this day, no one has ever hooked a sturgeon in Lake Havasu.

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