|today news-herald newspaper in lake havasu az||1.07||0.5||9794||44|
According to One Thousand California Place Names, published in 1959, the lake was named for the Mojave word havasuu which means "to be blue" or "to be green". There is a somewhat apocryphal story that, upon completion of the dam, a Mohave native exclaimed 'Ahanych havasuupa!How hot was it in Lake Havasu City?
Lake Havasu City is a very hot city, even by Arizona standards; here, the highest temperature ever recorded in the state, 128°F (53°C), was set on June 29, 1994. Temperatures may exceed 100 °F (38 °C) as early as April or as late as October, and in the summer months, it routinely reaches 110 °F (43 °C), and can even get up to 120 °F (49 °C) or higher during the worst heat waves.What is Lake Havasu City AZ known for?
Lake Havasu is well known for its recreational fishing and boating, which bring in around 750,000 visitors a year. Fishing tournaments are often held on the lake, where bass are the main catch.