Lake Mead from Bearing Peak
Looking down at Lake Mead from the top of Bearing Peak.
Lake Mead Area, Nevada. Autumn 2007.
Lake Mead is the largest man-made lake in the USA. It extends for 110 miles (180 km) behind the Hoover Dam. Water temperatures range from 45 degrees F. to 85 degrees F. at different times of the year.
A high percentage of water in Lake Mead comes from melted snow that fell in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.