Spring Valley State Park Article

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Spring Valley State Park
2015-01-15 13 08 41 View east across Eagle Valley Reservoir in Spring Valley State Park, Nevada.JPG
Eagle Valley Reservoir in Spring Valley State Park
Map showing the location of Spring Valley State Park
Map showing the location of Spring Valley State Park
Location in Nevada
Location Ursine, Lincoln, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 38°3′14″N 114°10′14″W / 38.05389°N 114.17056°W / 38.05389; -114.17056
SPRING VALLEY STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

38°3′14″N 114°10′14″W / 38.05389°N 114.17056°W / 38.05389; -114.17056
[1]
Area926.83 acres (375.07 ha) [2]
Elevation5,869 ft (1,789 m) [1]
Established1969
Governing bodyNevada Division of State Parks
Website Spring Valley State Park

Spring Valley State Park is a public recreation area adjoining the 65-acre (26 ha) Eagle Valley Reservoir in eastern Nevada near the border with the state of Utah. The state park is located at the east end of Nevada State Route 322, 20 miles (32 km) east of the town of Pioche and near the village of Ursine. [3]

History

The Eagle Valley Dam was built in 1965, creating the Eagle Valley Reservoir for agricultural usage. The area around the reservoir was designated a state park in 1969. [4]

Activities and amenities

The park offers camping, fishing, a boat launch, picnicking, hiking trails, historic ranch buildings, and a group-use area.

Climate

Climate data for Spring Valley SP, NV, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1974-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(18)
72
(22)
80
(27)
84
(29)
94
(34)
97
(36)
103
(39)
98
(37)
98
(37)
89
(32)
77
(25)
63
(17)
103
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 43.1
(6.2)
46.3
(7.9)
53.7
(12.1)
61.3
(16.3)
70.7
(21.5)
81.9
(27.7)
88.7
(31.5)
85.8
(29.9)
78.6
(25.9)
66.0
(18.9)
52.9
(11.6)
43.6
(6.4)
64.4
(18)
Average low °F (°C) 8.6
(−13)
14.3
(−9.8)
20.1
(−6.6)
23.7
(−4.6)
29.8
(−1.2)
34.8
(1.6)
42.2
(5.7)
40.7
(4.8)
32.0
(0)
22.3
(−5.4)
14.8
(−9.6)
7.6
(−13.6)
24.2
(−4.3)
Record low °F (°C) −29
(−34)
−33
(−36)
−10
(−23)
−3
(−19)
9
(−13)
16
(−9)
24
(−4)
21
(−6)
14
(−10)
2
(−17)
−20
(−29)
−45
(−43)
−45
(−43)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.16
(29.5)
1.28
(32.5)
1.26
(32)
0.94
(23.9)
0.82
(20.8)
0.55
(14)
0.84
(21.3)
1.41
(35.8)
0.92
(23.4)
1.10
(27.9)
0.71
(18)
0.93
(23.6)
11.92
(302.7)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.8
(12.2)
5.9
(15)
5.0
(12.7)
1.6
(4.1)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(1)
2.6
(6.6)
6.1
(15.5)
26.6
(67.6)
Average precipitation days 4 6 6 4 4 2 4 4 3 3 3 3 46
Source: Western Regional Climate Center [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Spring Valley State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 21, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Spring Valley State Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "History of Spring Valley State Park". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Spring Valley SP, Nevada (267750)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved August 4, 2017.

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