The average water temperature in Lake Mead in winter reaches 50°F, in spring 68°F, in summer the average temperature rises to 93.2°F, and in autumn it is 73.4°F.
Is Lake Mead warm enough to swim?
Average water temperature in Lake Mead in June is 89.4°F and therefore suitable for comfortable swimming. The warmest water in Lake Mead in June is 98.6°F, and the coldest is 80.6°F.
Why is Lake Mead so cold?
Hoover Dam releases water from below the lake surface into Black Canyon. This water is cold and clear; most of its sediment has settled out during its long journey across Lake Mead's basins.Jun 25, 2019
What temperature should lake water be?
Water temperatures in lakes during summer months is not uniform from top to bottom. Three distinct layers develop: The top layer stays warm at around 65–75 degrees F (18.8–24.5 degrees C). The middle layer drops dramatically, usually to 45–65 degrees F (7.4–18.8 degrees C).