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
Village 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 [1]
Area 926.83 acres (375 ha) [2]
Established 1969
Management Nevada Division of State Parks
Location in Nevada
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[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.[4]

Activities and amenities[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. ^ 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. 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. 

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