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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

Double dip

Tourism numbers at Lake Mead have dropped dramatically since last year, and park officials are attributing it to the decrease in the nation’s largest man-made reservoir.

Road to Lake Mohave landing open for holiday weekend

Eldorado Canyon Road, which leads to Nelson’s Landing on Lake Mohave, will reopen temporarily for Labor Day weekend. However, additional closures are planned for the next two months for repairs after a storm washed away a large portion of pavement on the eastbound side.

Deal inked to conserve Colorado River water

Water suppliers from the four largest communities served by the Colorado River have finalized an $11 million agreement to prop up the drought-stricken river by paying cities, farms and industrial operations to cut their use.

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Heavy rains force road closures at Lake Mead

Three roads are closed within Lake Mead National Recreation Area because of recent flash floods. More storms are expected this afternoon.

Summer heat prompts trail closure at Lake Mead

Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area are temporarily closed as a safety measure during the summer’s hottest months.

Lake Mead visitors’ spending benefits Boulder City

Visitors who made their way to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2013 spent $260 million in neighboring communities, according to a National Park Service report released Wednesday morning.

Project to prevent flooding in Bootleg Canyon

With rainfall that makes its way swiftly down the mountains, creating a host of problems in its wake, the Boulder City Public Works department is working with the Regional Flood Control District on a project that will prevent flooding in Bootleg Canyon.

New deputy superintendent joins staff at Lake Mead

From law enforcement to scientific research, all the way to public administration, Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s new deputy superintendent, Patrick Gubbins, comes to the park with a wealth of experience.

Hacienda unveils taste of Northwest

The word “lodge” is generally associated with snow and greenery, two things the desert isn’t exactly known for.

Lake Mead dips to lowest level in decades

Lake Mead’s water level continues to drop to a record low, with staggering numbers that have rarely been seen since it began filling up nearly 80 years ago.

Water trail beckons outdoor enthusiasts

With its steep canyon walls, shimmering river, pocket oases, abundant wildlife and myriad recreational activities, it should come as no surprise to area residents that Black Canyon along the Colorado River has gained national attention.

Act aims to contain invasive mussel

Lake Mead is one of about 600 bodies of water across the country that’s infested with quagga mussels, and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is hoping to contain them through Washington.

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