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Panoramic View of Lake Mead – Boulder City, NV

Panoramic View of Lake Mead - Boulder City, NV

Lake Mead was created by the construction of Hoover Dam just outside Boulder City, Nevada. It is the largest reservoir in the United States in terms of water capacity and serves water to the states of Arizona, California, and Nevada. Lake Mead is on the Colorado River and about 24 miles from the Las Vegas Strip.

The lake was named after Elwood Mead (January 16, 1858 – January 26, 1936) who was the commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 to 1936, during the planning and construction of the Boulder Canyon Project that created the dam and lake. Lake Mead was established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936 administrated by the National Park Service. The name was changed to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 1964.

Image taken and combined into a panorama with my LG G4 in HDR mode.

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