Spring Valley State Park

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Spring Valley State Park
Nevada 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
Country  United States
State  Nevada
County Lincoln
Location Ursine
 - elevation 5,869 ft (1,789 m) [1]
 - coordinates 38°3′14″N 114°10′14″W / 38.05389°N 114.17056°W / 38.05389; -114.17056Coordinates: 38°3′14″N 114°10′14″W / 38.05389°N 114.17056°W / 38.05389; -114.17056
Founded 1969
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location of Spring Valley State Park in Nevada

Spring Valley State Park is a state park of Nevada, USA, adjoining the 65-acre (26 ha) Eagle Valley Reservoir. It is located at the east end of Nevada State Route 322 near the eastern border with the state of Utah, 20 miles (32 km) east of the town of Pioche and near the village of Ursine.[2]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Activities[edit]

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

Climate[edit]

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)
64.38
(17.99)
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)
24.24
(−4.31)
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: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=akq

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spring Valley State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1990-05-01. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Spring Valley State Park". Nevada Division of State Parks. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 

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