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Money-laundering charge filed against former A.G. Swallow; witness list unveiled

Salt Lake Tribune

Date: 5/21/2015 1:11:00 AM

who headed a company under investigation by the state who let Swallow use his Lake Mead houseboat. It also includes Tim Bell, the plaintiff in a mortgage lawsuit the state joined who hosted a fundraiser for Swallow; Jerry Jensen, the state's attorney on

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Colorado River Fire Rescue Saves 100 Hours a Month After Implementing Aladtec's Workforce Management System for Public Safety


Date: 5/21/2015 12:52:00 AM

The three days a week this agency saves is now focused on community outreach instead of employee scheduling and tedious admin tasks. Grand Junction, Colorado (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 When an organization discovers a solution that saves an extraordinary amount

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Summit County Citizens Voice

Summit County Citizens Voice

Date: 5/21/2015 12:14:00 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. Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Liu Heung Shing on the New Shanghai Center of Photography May

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Aspen Times Weekly: Watching the Mouth of the Roaring Fork

Aspen Times

Date: 5/20/2015 11:04:00 PM

In the Colorado River headwaters, it was 67 percent, according to NRCS. As my raft floated under the railroad bridge at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers last week, I was wondering just how much water would flow out of the Fork and

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Las Vegas book briefs, May 21-26, 2015

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 5/20/2015 10:39:00 PM

Lake Mead Parkway. Writers 18 or older are encouraged to participate and share. Members of the Henderson Writers’ Group are slated to facilitate workshop sessions on a variety of topics, including publishing options on May 26. For more information

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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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