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Charges filed in stabbing at Telephone Cove

Mohave Daily News

Date: 5/3/2016 1:00:00 AM

Officials have released the name of a man arrested in connection with Friday’s stabbing at Nevada Telephone Cove in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Michael Anthony Pebley, 19, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent

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Motorcycle driver, passenger injured in I-15 crash

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 5/1/2016 1:18:00 PM

Around 12:15 p.m. highway patrol officers responded to a crash involving two cars and a motorcycle on the northbound side of the 15, near the Lake Mead Boulevard exit. The male driver and female passenger of the motorcycle were taken to University Medical

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Man shot in possible road rage shooting in North Las Vegas

Washington Times

Date: 4/30/2016 4:56:00 PM

KTNV-TV in Las Vegas reports ( that the shooting happened shortly before 3 p.m. near Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street. According to authorities, a man in his 20s was shot. He was taken to University Medical Center but his

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North Las Vegas police investigate possible road-rage shooting

Date: 4/30/2016 3:50:00 PM

North Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting at Lake Mead Boulevard and Belmont Street. The man shot, described as being Hispanic and in his 20s, was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police spokeswoman officer

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State officials must maintain smart water policies

The Desert Sun

Date: 4/30/2016 2:33:00 PM

The goal of the effort – which officials say still faces tough talks between water districts and officials in each state that could take another year – is to keep more water in Lake Mead. Lake Mead currently stands at about 1,077 feet elevation

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• River: Colorado River
• Length: 550 Miles
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Volume: 28,537,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 171,700 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 225 Feet
Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. It is located on the Colorado River about 24 mi from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is 112 miles long when the lake is full, has 759 miles of shoreline, is 532 feet at greatest depth, with a surface elevation of 1,221.4 feet above sea level, and has 247 square miles of surface, and when filled to capacity, 28 million acre-feet of water. However, the lake has not reached this capacity since 1983 due to increasing droughts.
There are nine main access points to the lake. On the west are three roads from the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Access from the northwest from Interstate 15 is through Valley of Fire State Park and the Moapa River Indian Reservation to the Overton arm of the lake.
The lake is divided into several bodies. The large body closest to the Hoover Dam is Boulder Basin. The narrow channel, which was once known as Boulder Canyon and is now known as The Narrows, connects Boulder Basin to Virgin Basin to the east. The Virgin River and Muddy River empty into the Overton Arm, which is connected to the northern part of the Virgin Basin. The next basin to the east is Temple Basin, and following that is Gregg Basin, which is connected to the Temple Basin by the Virgin Canyon. When the lake levels are high enough, a section of the lake farther upstream from the Gregg Basin is flooded, which includes Grand Wash Bay and the Pearce Ferry Bay and launch ramp. In addition, there are two tiny basins, the Muddy River Inlet and the Virgin River Basin, that are flooded when the lake is high enough where these two rivers flow into the lake. As of now, however, these basins remain dry.
Lake Mead offers many types of recreation to locals and visitors. Boating is the most popular. Additional activities include fishing, water skiing, swimming and sunbathing. There are five marinas on the lake: Forever Resorts at Callville Bay, Echo Bay, and Temple Bar Marina; and Las Vegas Boat Harbor along with Lake Mead Marina in Hemenway Harbor which are family owned and operated. The area also has many coves with rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. There are several small to medium-sized islands in the lake area depending on the water level.
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