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the Havasu city, see Lake Havasu City, Arizona.




Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The reservoir has an available capacity of 619,400 acre feet (764,000,000 m3). The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. The lake's primary purpose is to store water for pumping into two aqueducts. Prior to the dam construction, the area was home to the Mohave Indians. The lake was named (in 1939) after the Mojave word for blue.[1] In the early 19th century, it was frequented by beaver trappers.[citation needed] Spaniards also began to mine the areas along the river. Tourists and some residents were evacuated from Supai and surrounding area on August 17 and 18, 2008,[4] due to flooding of Havasu Creek complicated by the failure of the earthen Redlands Dam after a night of heavy rainfall. Evacuees were taken to Peach Springs, Arizona.[5] More heavy rains were expected and a flash flood warning was put into effect, necessitating the evacuation, according to the National Park Service.[6] The floods were significant enough to attract coverage from international media.[5][7] Damage to the trails, bridges, and campground was severe enough for Havasupai to close visitor access to the village, campground, and falls until the spring of 2009.[8] Further flooding in 2010 resulted in damage to repairs made previously and closures effective until May 2011

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