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Can You Live On 4 Liters Per Day?

Date: 11/25/2014 12:51:00 AM

Even without a drought, the USGS estimates we’ll run a deficit in the Colorado River by 2060 the size of the annual consumption of LA.” In a Triple Pundit column, Michael Kourabas, who attempted the challenge, explained why it's so hard. "Most of us

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Morris to serve as Boom Master for annual parade

Mohave Daily News

Date: 11/25/2014 12:33:00 AM

The annual Bullhead City Christmas parade will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 on Hancock Road. It is sponsored by the Colorado River Women’s Council. It was the council’s Boom Box Committee that chose Morris as the Boom Master. “The Boom Box Committee is

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7 Failed Predictions from History


Date: 11/25/2014 12:31:00 AM

It seems intended by nature that the Colorado River…shall be forever unvisited and undisturbed.” On Election Day 1948, many prognosticators considered the results of the presidential election a foregone conclusion. Incumbent President Harry Truman was

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Summit County Citizens Voice

Date: 11/25/2014 12:30:00 AM

Coming soon: Water and climate change in Colorado, a three-part series of solutions-oriented stories underwritten by the Colorado River Water Conservation District. Spanish authorities, struggling to secure the borders to their enclaves in Africa

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Gray wolf finds its way to Grand Canyon

Yakima Herald

Date: 11/25/2014 12:03:00 AM

The Kaibab runs down to the Grand Canyon on the north rim. “That’s the other side of the Grand Canyon (from known Mexican gray wolf), and that canyon, and the Colorado River running through it, that would be an extraordinary obstacle for any animal

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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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