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Lake Mead remains popular

For the second year in a row, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the sixth-most-visited park in the nation.

Local fishermen fare well at bass tourney

A duo from Boulder City High School took the top prize at a recent fishing tournament on Lake Mead.

Nevada, Arizona work to finalize drought plan

Arizona has one week left to approve an emergency plan for the drought-stricken Colorado River, and Nevada officials aren’t just watching the clock run out from the sidelines.

News Briefs, Dec. 27

Federal shutdown stops most park services at Lake Mead

New deputy superintendent named at Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has named its new deputy superintendent, who will start work early next year.

Deadline set for Colorado River drought plans

For more than a year, federal officials have pushed for the completion of emergency drought plans by the seven states that share Colorado River water.

‘Error’ in park service Lake Mead plan jolts community

The National Park Service accidentally left a key detail out of its new low-water plan for Lake Mead, much to the dismay of residents of the small, lake-crazy community of Meadview, Arizona.

Park Service prepares for additional drop at Lake Mead

The National Park Service expects to spend about $25 million to move marinas and extend boat launch ramps if Lake Mead continues to shrink in the coming years, according to a new low-water plan released last week.

 
Access to Lake Mead’s water gets deep

No one needs to remind local residents that they live in the middle of a desert or that for the past 17 years Southern Nevada has experienced a severe drought. Anyone who has journeyed to Lake Mead has seen the prominent “bathtub ring” showing how much the water level has fallen.