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Geography of the Meadview Basin

The Meadview Basin is the smallest basin at 190 square miles, located in the north central part of the planning area.  Geographic features and principal communities are shown on Figure 4.7-1.  The basin is characterized by a south to north trending wash, a mesa in the western portion of the basin, cliffs along the eastern basin boundary and Lake Mead on the north. Vegetation includes Mohave desertscrub and Great Basin conifer woodland (see Figure 4.0-9).

Principal geographic features shown on Figure 4.7-1 are:

  • Grapevine Wash running south to north in the center of the basin

  • Grapevine Mesa west of Grapevine Wash

  • The Grand Wash Cliffs in the eastern portion of the basin

  • The highest point in the basin, Iron Mountain at 6,437 feet near the southern basin boundary

  • The lowest point is about 1,100 feet at Pearce Ferry

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Click for Figure 4.7-1 Meadview Basin Geographic Features

 

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