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Proposal aims to protect river

Six out of seven Colorado River basin states have settled on a proposed set of cuts aimed at saving the crumbling river system and preventing Lake Mead and Lake Powell from crashing — with one very notable state missing from the agreement: California.

Adaptive ramp adds more boat access to lake

An adaptive ramp to provide boat launches has been installed at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Callville Bay.

Bridge inspections to impact Dam travel

Motorists should brace for travel impacts on Hoover Dam bridge next week.

Plane that crash landed into lake discovered

A plane that made an emergency landing on Lake Mead in October was found last month at the bottom of the lake by a local consulting firm.

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Prescribed burns planned at Lake Mead

Two prescribed burns are planned in the coming days to reduce the risk of fires at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Snow easy task: Winter storm surge may boost Lake Mead’s level

The Rocky Mountains snow season is off to a well-above-average start thanks to a recent surge of stormy weather across the West. But whether it will be enough to buoy levels at Lake Mead and along the Colorado River remains to be seen.

SNWA proposal aims to protect lakes Mead, Powell

The Southern Nevada Water Authority has a plan for how the seven states that rely on the Colorado River can protect Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

Grim future: Feds warn of river system that ‘stops functioning’

Federal officials on Friday, Dec. 16, warned of a future in which Lake Mead could soon fall to a point where the Colorado River system would “stop functioning.”

Water agreement at stake as Colorado River users meet

As Western water managers are gathering in Las Vegas this week, a long-sought deal to curtail water use along the cratering Colorado River still seems a ways off.

Hundreds defend boating at Lake Mead

Max Convis never imagined a day when park officials would even consider the option of restricting boat access to Lake Mead, a reservoir he has boated on for half a century.

City may be ready to boost water recycling

Even as other communities in the Las Vegas Valley have recycled water since the 1960s, the city closest to Hoover Dam uses up to 500 million gallons a year one time and then casts it away, lost to the air and desert.

Future of boats on Lake Mead murky

Shrinking water levels are creating a murky unknown about recreational boating on Lake Mead.

Feds eye change to water rules

With the negotiations between states at an impasse over how to address the dwindling Colorado River, the Interior Department announced Friday, Oct. 28, that it is taking its first step toward potentially revising the current guidelines for the river’s two major dams.

Teen dies from infection by brain-eating amoeba

A Clark County teen has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba that he was probably infected with while in Lake Mead, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

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