Three Lakes Valley (Nevada)
|Three Lakes Valley (Nevada)|
|Borders on||Pintwater Range-W
East Desert Range-NE
Las Vegas Valley-S & SW
Spring Mountains-S & SW
|City||Indian Springs, NV|
|Dry Lake||Dog Bone Lake|
|Location||Dog Bone Lake (Nevada)|
|Lowest point||Dog Bone Lake (Nevada) |
|- location||Three Lake Valley (center-north)|
|Length||25 mi (40 km), N-S|
|Width||8 mi (13 km), E-W|
Three Lakes Valley is a 25-mile (40 km) long, partially endorheic valley in southwest Lincoln County and northwest Clark County, Nevada. The southwest of the valley has a narrowing with washes that flow south into the watershed of the Las Vegas Valley, a tributary[specify] to Lake Mead–Colorado River watersheds.
Three Lakes Valley is short, only about 25 mi long, mostly north-south trending. The valley exits southwestwards between the foothills of perimeter mountains.
The bordering mountain ranges are the Pintwater Range, arc-shaped and north-south trending, on the west. The eastern borders of the valley are mostly the East Desert Range in the east and northeast; in the extreme southeast lies the northern areas of the Desert Range, where washes exit on the west to flow into the northwest-by-southeast Las Vegas Valley.
The Dog Bone Lake lakebed comprises about half the valley. Short washes mark the east and west valley perimeter; a longer string of washes extend northwest into a narrowing watershed source, between the convergence of the northern Pintwater Range and the northwest of the East Desert Range.
- Nevada Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, c. 2010, p. 66-67.