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CVB offering reward for help finding downed planes

Havasu News

Date: 10/21/2014 12:15:00 AM

When I saw I was going to land in the Colorado River, I pulled off my shoes and unbuckled my parachute then dived out of the parachute when I was approximately 15 or 20 feet from the surface. “After swimming about 10 minutes a motorboat from Site Six

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2 bodies found at Lake Mead

Havasu News

Date: 10/20/2014 11:12:00 PM

LAS VEGAS — Two sets of human remains have been found in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover says kayakers found skeletal remains early Saturday afternoon at Lake Mohave. Several hours later, she

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Autopsy shows gunshot on discovered body

KYMA Channel 11

Date: 10/20/2014 9:18:00 PM

The results of an autopsy reveal the woman's body that turned up in the Colorado River last week near S. Avenue 6 1/2 E. had a single gunshot wound to the chest, according the Yuma County Sheriff's Office. The YCSO public information officer Alfonso Zavala

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Glenwood Springs getting another hot springs park


Date: 10/20/2014 9:08:00 PM

The adventure park isn't wasting any time getting this project off the ground either. Plans to redevelop the historic Iron Springs Spa on the bank of the Colorado River just received a unanimous approval from the City of Glenwood Springs on October 16th

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Moab man receives probation for stealing dinosaur footprint


Date: 10/20/2014 7:03:00 PM

He then dumped it off the Dewey Bridge into the Colorado River in March to hide the theft. Grand County officials spent $990 and the Utah Department of Public Safety $14,100 trying to recover the rock from the river. Neither was successful. Tara Isaacson

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 550 Miles
• 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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