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New Lake Mead ambassador AmeriCorps volunteer

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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Launch ramps under construction at Lake Mead Launch ramp conditions at Lake Mead have improved significantly thanks to an ongoing $1.5 million construction project that began in late July. The project involves underwater excavation, dredging,...

New superintendent named for Lake Mead

One of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area 's former chiefs of maintenance and engineering will soon become the park's new superintendent. Lizette Richardson, who spent almost nine years with the park from 2004 to 2013, will succeed William...

Search underway for missing boater

LAKE MEAD Search underway for missing boater A search is underway for a Henderson man whose boat was found at Lake Mead 13 hours after launching it Monday, according to the National Park Service. Lake Mead officials received multiple calls between 5...

Drought forces extension of lake launch ramps

The Western drought that's ravaged Lake Mead is now hitting the National Park Service in the wallet as officials announced a $1.5 million-project to extend five of the park's six launch ramps. It'll be the first time since 2010 the Park Service will...

Lake’s low levels could trigger federal shortage

Lake Mead is expected to shrink low enough by January 2017 to trigger the first federal shortage declaration on the Colorado River, according to a bleak new projection from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Lake level hits record low

The drought that has plagued Lake Mead for years has driven the nation’s largest man-made reservoir to a record low.