Clover Valley (Nevada)

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Clover Valley (Nevada)
Valley
view northwest of East Humboldt Range
overlooking Clover Valley
(ridgeline left at south range terminus)
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
Region(north-central)-Great Basin
CountyElko
Borders onEast Humboldt Range-W
Wells, NV-N
(Snake Mountains-N)
Wood Hills-NE
Pequop Mountains-E & SE
Spruce Mountain (Nevada)-SSE
U.S. 93 & Valley Mountain-SSW
CityWells
Lake
(intermittent)
Snow Water Lake
Coordinates40°53′47″N 114°53′25″W / 40.89639°N 114.89028°W / 40.89639; -114.89028
Length37 mi (60 km), N-S (H-shape, w/ shorter east section)
Width20 mi (32 km)
Clover Valley at Tobar (site)
 
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Coordinates: 40°53′47″N 114°53′25″W / 40.89639°N 114.89028°W / 40.89639; -114.89028
Clover Valley (Nevada)
Valley
view northwest of East Humboldt Range
overlooking Clover Valley
(ridgeline left at south range terminus)
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
Region(north-central)-Great Basin
CountyElko
Borders onEast Humboldt Range-W
Wells, NV-N
(Snake Mountains-N)
Wood Hills-NE
Pequop Mountains-E & SE
Spruce Mountain (Nevada)-SSE
U.S. 93 & Valley Mountain-SSW
CityWells
Lake
(intermittent)
Snow Water Lake
Coordinates40°53′47″N 114°53′25″W / 40.89639°N 114.89028°W / 40.89639; -114.89028
Length37 mi (60 km), N-S (H-shape, w/ shorter east section)
Width20 mi (32 km)
Clover Valley at Tobar (site)

The Clover Valley of Nevada, is a 37-mile (60 km) long[1] valley located in central-southeast Elko County. Wells, Nevada lays at its north end, on I-80.

Clover Valley lays at the east flank of the mostly north-trending East Humboldt Range, which supplies numerous creeks to the north valley; the mountain forests supplying the water are a section of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. A slough exists in the north which drains south to intermittent Snow Water Lake.

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Description

Clover Valley is an approximate H-shape with two mountains central, north and south. The Wood Hills separate the west from east in the north, at the southeast of Wells; Spruce Mountain is south, with the Spruce Mountain Ridge trending about 10-mi[2] north-northeast into the Clover Valley center, to Spruce Point.

Dissected lowlands or flatlands cover the entire southeast, between Spruce Mountain, and the Pequop Mountains on the east valley perimeter. The dissected flatlands extend further, from the valley center, west, and surround Snow Water Lake, except on its west at the East Humboldt Range foothills bordering the lake.

The center of Clover Valley is approximately northeast of Snow Water Lake, near Ventosa Siding and Tobar.[3]

Access

U.S. Route 93 extends through the valley's west from Wells, south to the south terminus of the East Humboldt Range, at Warm Creek Ranch; Route 93 continues southeasterly to Currie in Goshute Valley. From the west, Nevada State Route 229 from north Ruby Valley connects to US 93 south of Warm Creek Ranch.

In the extreme northwest, south of Wells, Nevada 232 follows the foothills west of the Slough region, where about fifteen creeks descend from the East Humboldt Range. All other interior valley regions are accessed by unimproved roads. The north perimeter of the valley is approximately where Interstate 80 travels east from Wells, north of the Wood Hills and through Pequop Summit in the north of the Pequop Mountains, (the northeast perimeter region of Clover Valley).

References

  1. ^ Nevada, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, pp. 32-33.
  2. ^ Nevada DeLorme Atlas, p. 32.
  3. ^ Nevada DeLorme Atlas, p. 32.

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