Hoover gets all the glory, but Nevada is home to more than 650 dams, nearly a quarter of which are classified as “high hazard” because of what could happen if they fail.
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Though the worst drought on record has been plaguing the Colorado River since 2000, the water situation for Boulder City residents may not be as dire as some people believe, according to multiple sources.
Dangling nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River, Ryan Nataluk deftly rappels down a rope while searching for cracked concrete pillars and corroded steel girders on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
Climate change and sustainable energy were in the forefront Saturday at Lake Mead National Recreation Area as rangers and local experts came together for a presentation focused on exploring the evolving environment and energy needs in the Southwest.
On a cold and windy Jan. 12 morning, seven boats set out to different parts of lakes Mead and Mohave. The people on each boat were there for one reason: to survey the bald eagle population.
Tuesday marked a somber date in Sharon Tierney’s family history, and she observed it the way she usually does.
City’s K-9 officer euthanized after condition worsens, seizures
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Lake Mead’s water levels are the lowest they have been in history and will continue to drop over the summer.
Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area pumped $311 million into the economies of surrounding cities, with more than 75 percent of that benefiting Southern Nevada, according to a newly released National Park Service study.
In celebration of National Park Week, the Lake Mead Institute is holding Find Your Park Day on Saturday. Visitors are invited to participate in a variety of activities that will showcase the recreational opportunities available at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
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This weekend kicks off National Park Week as Lake Mead National Recreation Area, like parks around the country, celebrates the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary with zero entrance fees and a cornucopia of events.
The National Park Service is considering closing two trails at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on an annual seasonal basis after four deaths in two summers forced the trails’ temporary closure.
Around 80 volunteers will pick up trash along 3 miles of the lower Colorado River along the Black Canyon National Water Trail by canoe, kayak, foot and diving between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday.
Marshmallows are an old favorite around the campfire, but this spring the classic treat is serving a new purpose: promoting safe habits at Lake Mead National Recreation Area for the fast-approaching summer.
Area science and nature enthusiasts scoured more than 4 square miles around Lake Mead on Saturday, as part of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversay celebration, cataloging and learning about the national recreation area’s plethora of flora and fauna.
The National Park Service invites residents of all ages and backgrounds to participate in a nature exploration event March 19 at Lake Mead.
The number of visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area rose by five percent last year, making it the fifth-most popular national park in the United States. According to figures released by the National Park Service on Feb. 17, Lake Mead...
Engineers can't seem to get enough of the Southern Nevada Water Authority's new straw at Lake Mead. The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the $817 million intake project as one of six finalists for its annual award for the world's most...
The Lower Colorado Region for the Bureau of Reclamation , which oversees energy and water efficiency of the Hoover Dam, has gone green in order to turn gold. On Dec. 10, the bureau received gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and...
There's a new museum at Lake Mead National Recreation Area that tells the park's history, but not one person will cross its threshold. That's not to say it won't have visitors — the museum is open to everyone everywhere. The online Virtual Museum...
After graduating college in Michigan and living in Chicago for more than a year, Chris Mirque decided the Midwest wasn't cutting it for him. So the then-22 year-old packed his bags and took a job with AmeriCorps , ultimately leading him to Boulder...
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