Have You Ever Been on Lake Mead?

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United States
August 28, 2016 9:15pm CST
From the air, Lake Mead is the bluest lake I’ve ever seen. This view from the air shows how blue it is. When we visited the Hoover Dam, we took a paddleboat ride out on Lake Mead. I wrote about this before, I know. However, I’m trying to update some of my articles and I am revisiting some of the places that I have actually been to. I made a list of all the places that I have been to and it’s quite long. So, I’ve printed out that list from my documents and I decided to write more about each one of the places, because I’m going to publish my articles in a book as memoirs for my grandchildren. One of the interesting facts about Lake Mead is that it is, or was at the time that I was there, the second largest man-made lake in the world. With the drought that has been taking place in recent years, the water behind the dam has been greatly reduced, so that now the shoreline is much different than when I visited it several years ago. Have you ever been to Lake Mead?
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@paigea (21232)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
I was there about 6 years ago. It was very hot and we camped there. I went for a swim to cool off.
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• United States
29 Aug 16
Did you notice that the water line was lower than usual?
@paigea (21232)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
@IreneVincent We noticed that the water line was much lower than it had been at one time.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
@paigea Yes, the water line in many lakes in the U.S. and in other countries too, are changing. However the oceans seem to be eating up the shoreline in some places. Some houses built close to the beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina have had to be abandoned or moved. Even lighthouses have been moved.
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@zarlamain (24171)
• United States
29 Aug 16
No, I have never been there. Very beautiful.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Lake Mead is a man made lake of course, created by the Hoover Dam, but it's quite beautiful. So blue.
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@zarlamain (24171)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@IreneVincent Very interesting.
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@MKAlubs (403)
• United States
30 Aug 16
I've never been on the lake but I've seen it while driving over the dam. You are certainly correct about the blueness. I look forward to more of your travel stories.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
I hope to be able to write about many other places that I have visited. I wish others on myLot would do the same. I look for travel stories on here.
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@jstory07 (59878)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Aug 16
I have never been there. It sounds really neat to visit.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
The Hoover Dam and Lake Mead were both very interesting to visit. I'm glad I had the opportunity. I've only been there one time.
@TRBRocks420 (64530)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Aug 16
No I have never been there, but I would love to go there some day.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
It's a wonderful experience to visit the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, if you ever get the opportunity. Go for it!
@JohnRoberts (42112)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Aug 16
I have seen Lake Mead but never been actually on it.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Some people have driven across the top of the Hoover Dam and seen Lake Mead. I was glad that I actually got to go on the paddle boat. That was really FUN.
@snowy22315 (36265)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I have been there. Funny, I don't remember the blueness. Alot of the lakes out west are that beautiful blue though. I think one of the lakes I saw near Yellowstone was the bluest I have ever seen. For some reason, the lakes in the East just are no where near those vivid blues. My lake here, Lake Anna is quite blue,,,but not deep blue.
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@responsiveme (14241)
• India
29 Aug 16
No.But that is a beautiful view.
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• United States
29 Aug 16
It is truly a beautiful lake, but the waterline is going down every year.
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