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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

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.

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Climate in crisis

From barren wasteland once filled with trees, to the sharp transition in rain patterns, climate change continues to harm the world in a variety of ways.

Plan details tactics for Lake Mead wilderness

After nearly a decade of revisions and input from the public, the National Park Service completed its wilderness management plan for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Lake Mead’s level rises slightly

Lake Mead’s water level is the highest it’s been since last May. Still, officials are reluctant to embrace the good news for too long.

Book takes look at Lake Mead

From the time she was growing up in El Cajon, Calif., Erin Eichenberg has been fascinated with archaeology.

Proposal would hike fees for Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation Area officials have proposed raising fees, in some cases doubling them, and are seeking public comments about the changes.

Origin of name at sites at Lake Mead lost to history

The name crops up in several prominent places at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, from its busiest boat harbor to the road and the wash leading down to it. There is even a park in Boulder City, popular among grazing bighorn sheep, that bears the Hemenway name.

Hoover Dam Lodge to close for remodeling

The Hoover Dam Lodge will temporarily close its doors as construction workers complete the renovation of the main casino floor and other areas. The closure is expected to last about seven weeks.

It’s official

The front of the Hoover Dam Lodge is plastered with stone, a burnt orange trim and a line of windows that stretches along the entire the building for drivers to view as they travel up and down U.S. Highway 93.

Dives to bomber in Lake Mead planned

The B-29 Superfortress bomber at the bottom of Lake Mead will be studied even more as the National Park Service allows two business opportunities to operate guided scuba diving tours of the doomed aircraft.

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