Lake Havasu

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. 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 after the Mojave word for blue. In the early 19th century, it was frequented by beaver trappers. Spaniards also began to mine the areas along the river.

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How Pearl Harbor inspired one Havasu woman's Navy enlistment

Every morning, Helen Shellenberger dons her bathing suit and heads to the pool. Shellenberger, 96,...

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Lake Havasu City could make its voice heard on Queen Creek’s water plan

Mayor Cal Sheehy says Lake Havasu City will consider weighing in on a battle over water rights on the Colorado River. Sheehy says the City Council will ...

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Desert Bash set to begin next week

Dusty desert trails and sloping mountain landscapes have long offered residents and visitors a chance to see the Lake Havasu region in a new light. Now...

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Opportunity knocking: Havasu band looks to break big in Pacific Northwest

Marshall is the lead singer of the local reggae band which recently released its debut EP titled...

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Havasu's Boat Parade of Lights set to hit the water

After almost four decades, the London Bridge Yacht Club’s annual Boat Parade of Lights is set to once again dazzle Lake Havasu City spectators, and bring...

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Council officially opposes water transfer

Lake Havasu City has added its voice to a chorus of Colorado River communities opposing a proposed water transfer from a La Paz County farm to Queen Creek ...

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Former Avondale fire chief takes on interim role in Havasu

The Lake Havasu City Manager’s office is in the middle of searching for a permanent fire chief to...

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Fowler powers Knights past Broncs

For the second time this season, the Lake Havasu boys’ soccer team cruised to easy win over Parker, defeating the Broncs 6-1 Tuesday night. The Knights...

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Chemehuevi, Lake Havasu City officials welcome new casino

HAVASU LAKE, California — “This has been a long time coming,” Chemehuevi Tribal Chairman Charles...

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Havasu veterans bring cheer to hospice in courthouse gathering

For some of Lake Havasu City’s hospice residents, this will be their last Christmas. For more than a...

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Flash Flood watch in effect through 4 p.m. today

Lake Havasu City saw falling temperatures and dark clouds on Tuesday afternoon, but managed to stay dry through dusk despite predicted rain and possible ...

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Christmas Tubas concert returns

The 17th annual Lake Havasu City Christmas Tubas Concert is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., at Community Presbyterian Church, 3450 Chemehuevi...

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‘Crabby’ WAVE students bring home the bacon

Following the old adage that “Teamwork makes the dream work,” five WAVE culinary students from Lake Havasu City brought home first place honors Tuesday...

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Jim Vann: Count on this

Editor: Tuesday’s newspaper had a front page article on the upcoming census and how Lake Havasu City would like to register you where you live. At that ...

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Our View: Exciting things are in store for The Shops

It was about 10 months ago that dozens of people gathered in the shell of a building of Lake Havasu City’s outdoor shopping mall, eager to declare the dawn ...

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Bagshaw signs with Minot State

Standing at 6 feet 3 inches tall, Cameron Bagshaw has the prototypical build of a pitcher. The Lake Havasu native signed a letter of intent Wednesday to...

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Body Found in Lake Havasu ID’d as Missing Los Angeles Man

Authorities say a body found floating face down in Lake Havasu between two rental boats last month...

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Cabins to open at State Park next month

Lake Havasu State Park officials are eager to show visitors an array of new cabin facilities this weekend, following almost 18 months of planning and...

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Small businesses prep for their big day

Small Business Saturday is almost upon us. After the nation is finished with the chaos of Black Friday, the following day invites shoppers to spend their...

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Leader, advocate for beautifying Lake Havasu dies at 76

A longtime captain of the Lake Havasu Marine Association died Saturday, but his work has ensured the...

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Child narrowly escapes afterschool collision

According to Lake Havasu City Police Sgt. Jerry Burns, who responded to the incident, a man drove his white van uphill into the school’s parking lot...

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Healing himself, other Vietnam vets by talking about his war experience

When Sandoval sees veterans gathered at events like the ceremony to be held at Wheeler Park today...

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Man was DUI, struck crosswalk sign on McCulloch, police say

Lake Havasu City Police officers stopped a driver in downtown Havasu Nov. 9 when he allegedly struck a crosswalk sign at the location ...

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Havasu man arrested on aggravated DUI charge

Lake Havasu City Police officers were patrolling the area of Barbara and Cashmere Drives when they allegedly recognized a man on probation for a past DUI ...

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Lake Havasu girls’ cross country team qualifies for state

For the second consecutive season, the girls’ cross country team from Lake Havasu qualified for...

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City eyes grant for one more light at Cypress Park

Lake Havasu City officials say one of the soccer fields at Cypress Park is in need of a little illumination, so the city plans to apply for a grant to...

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Lake Havasu Marine Association awarded for water conservation, quality

The Lake Havasu Marine Association was recognized Wednesday evening for its efforts in water...

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Vacation rentals on agenda for Lake Havasu City Council

A change in state statute over the summer put new regulations on vacation rentals and the Lake ...

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Courting change: Veterans treatment court has 164 success stories over 6 years

For DJ Vinsant, the Lake Havasu City Veterans Treatment Court was a life changing experience, and...

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Havasu lines up to thank its veterans

Lake Havasu City came out to celebrate its veterans Monday morning during the city’s annual Veterans Day Parade. Hundreds of American flags rose...

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