A Desert Oasis at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

photo of the week for Friday, 2011, July 22
Photographer: National Park Service

As this photo clearly shows, the Southwest is not all desertscape with nary a drop of water. In case you're wondering, that's the Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave, which is part of Lake Mead NRA.

On the Web: www.nps.gov/lake