|Three Lakes Valley|
|Length||25 mi (40 km)|
|Width||8 mi (13 km)|
|Location||Indian Springs, Nevada|
|Borders on|| Pintwater Range-W|
East Desert Range-NE
Las Vegas Valley-S & SW
Spring Mountains-S & SW
Three Lakes Valley is a 25-mile (40 km) long, partially endorheic valley in southwest Lincoln County and northwest Clark County, Nevada. The southwest of the valley has a narrowing with washes that flow south into the watershed of the Las Vegas Valley, a tributary[ specify ] to Lake Mead – Colorado River watersheds.[ citation needed ]
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Clark County is located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,951,269, with an estimated population of 2,204,079 in 2017. It is by far the most populous county in Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the state's residents–thus making Nevada one of the most centralized states in the nation.
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Three Lakes Valley is short, only about 25 mi long, mostly north-south trending. The valley exits southwestwards between the foothills of perimeter mountains.
The bordering mountain ranges are the Pintwater Range, arc-shaped and north-south trending, on the west. The eastern borders of the valley are mostly the East Desert Range in the east and northeast; in the extreme southeast lies the northern areas of the Desert Range, where washes exit on the west to flow into the northwest-by-southeast Las Vegas Valley.
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