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Henderson police investigate deadly shooting near Lake Mead Parkway

KTNV Las Vegas

Date: 3/27/2020 9:34:00 PM

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Henderson police are searching for a homicide suspect from a scene near Lake Mead Parkway and Sunset Road. Officers said a 22-year-old man was found shot and killed with another

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Southern Nevada homebuilders challenged to use water efficiently

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 3/27/2020 2:28:00 PM

Still, water resources are a long-term concern. Although the Las Vegas Valley has been naturally gifted with underground aquifers and bubbling springs that supplied water to the first railroad

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Primary source to protect the outdoors may at last achieve full funding

Las Vegas Sun

Date: 3/27/2020 2:30:00 AM

The U.S. Census reports that each year, over 788,000 people hunt, fish or enjoy wildlife-watching in Nevada, contributing $917 million in wildlife recreation spending to the state economy. But LWCF

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Coping with coronavirus crisis: Residents find a variety of methods to occupy themselves

Mohave Valley Daily News

Date: 3/26/2020 11:15:00 PM

BULLHEAD CITY — Lake Mead National Recreation Area had approximately 40,000 visitors last weekend, taking advantage of wide-open waters and all the fresh air this time of year has to offer. However

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FISHING: Using time to keep boat in top shape, tackle organized

Manteca Bulletin

Date: 3/26/2020 9:27:00 PM

Wednesday, while working on my tackle, I happened to come across a video of the 1971 Bassmasters Classic that was held on Lake Mead. Back then, anglers weighed in 10 fish limits, boats were 16 feet

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• River: Colorado River
• Length: 759 Miles
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Volume: 26,134,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 171,700 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 225 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 532 feet
• Length: 120 Miles
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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