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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: National Park Service
Nellis Wash Wilderness is an alluvial landscape immediately east of the Newberry Mountains. The character of the unit changes from the broad, low-relief bajadas in the north to inter-fingered dry ridges alternating with well-vegetated washes in the south. As rare, violent storms carry debris flows from the mountains toward Colorado River, the fury of these flows dissipate in this wilderness and deposit mud, sand, and rocks to form long, branching drainages. Elevations within this unit vary from nearly 3000 feet on the slopes of the Newberry Mountains down to 1500 feet on the plains above Lake Mojave.
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