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Lake Mead Water Level

Water Level

Current Water Level is 1066.81 feet, 162 feet below full pool of 1229.00 feet.

last updated on 12/18/2023

Be Prepared - Know Before You Go

Lake Mead is located in the following states. Review the boating and fishing laws before you go.



Water Level History

About Lake Mead

Lake Mead, located on the Colorado River, is an important source of water for the southwestern United States, including the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. The lake was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam, which is named after President Herbert Hoover and is considered one of the engineering marvels of the world. The dam stands at over 722 feet high and spans more than 1,246 feet across the Colorado River. The construction of the Hoover Dam not only created Lake Mead, but also helped to control flooding in the region and provide hydroelectric power. However, due to a prolonged drought in the region, Lake Mead and Lake Powell have experienced significant declines in water levels, and Lake Mead is currently facing an "exceptional drought," which is the most severe category of drought. Despite the challenges posed by the drought, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam remain important resources for the region, providing water and electricity, and supporting recreation and tourism.

Level Information

Data Provided by: US Bureau of Reclamation

Lake Level Managed by: US Bureau of Reclamation

Dam: Hoover Dam

Lake Details

River System: Colorado River


About Bass Intelligence Level Data

Bass Intelligence collects daily water level data from public sources around the country. This data is displayed in either MSL (mean sea level) or a datum level and a difference from full pool is provided. The reliable and accurate water levels from Bass Intelligence supports boating safety, trip planning, and level offset information that can be used in depth finder mapping software for accurate contour depths based on today's lake levels.

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    Lake Mead

    Current Lake Level


    -154 feet below full pool
    Sunday, April 14, 2024
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