Photos: Lake Las Vegas aerials, May 2021

This page features aerial photos of Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada.

Lake Las Vegas, which has been filled with Colorado River water, is a reservoir that was created along Las Vegas Wash, a natural channel that drains most of the Las Vegas Valley and empties the runoff into Lake Mead.

The reservoir and dam, which is 192 feet tall and 4,200 feet long, have two 84-inch-wide concrete pipes running beneath them that allow flows from Las Vegas Wash to reach Lake Mead.

The 320-acre Lake Las Vegas is now part of a 3,592-acre residential development that also includes hotels and golf courses. To learn more about how declining water levels at Lake Mead have affected Lake Las Vegas, see this story by The Nevada Independent’s Daniel Rothberg.

DateMay 2021
LocationLake Las Vegas, Nevada (map)
CreditAlexander Heilner/The Water Desk with aerial support from LightHawk
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