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Between 1986 and 1992, a lake appeared east of the city, along Las Vegas Wash, a riparian area. This is Lake Las Vegas, a privately owned lake that is part of a commercial residential resort. You can see that unlike Lake Mead, it is fringed with land that has been cleared for building. This appears as a bright halo in the 1992 Landsat image. After 1992, golf courses and residential and resort buildings were built up along the shores of the southern portion of the lake.

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Sep. 10, 1986, Landsat 5 (path/row 39/35) — Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sep. 10, 1992, Landsat 5 (path/row 39/35) — Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sep. 24, 2000, Landsat 7 (path/row 39/35) — Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Aug. 11, 2010, Landsat 5 (path/row 39/35) — Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Aug. 9, 2021, Landsat 8 (path/row 39/35) — Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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