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Luke Strobel Takes On The Whole Enchilada

Bike Magazine

Date: 10/21/2017 10:13:00 PM

As the trail progresses, that dirt changes to the red rock Moab is known for and the landscape changes from forest to moonscape. Luke Strobel takes on the entire trail from the La Sal Mountains to the Colorado River

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Patagonia gives $5,000 to restore trout habitat

Post Independent

Date: 10/21/2017 9:48:00 PM

For cutthroat that live in the tributaries of the middle Colorado River, from Glenwood Springs to DeBeque, a noticeable threat was habitat loss due to overgrazing. The White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management, the two entities that

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Highlights from Week 9 of high school football in southern Nevada

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 10/21/2017 5:52:00 PM

2. Lincoln County (6-3) beat Mountain View, 51-0. Next: vs. No. 3 Democracy Prep, Thursday. 3. Democracy Prep (4-3) lost to No. 4 Lake Mead, 27-0. Next: at No. 2 Lincoln County, Thursday. 4. Lake Mead (5-2) beat No. 3 Democracy Prep, 27-0. Next

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Fire Weather Warning

Date: 10/21/2017 12:26:00 PM

AZZ101-CAZ229-NVZ466-220100- /O.CON.KVEF.FW.W.0019.000000T0000Z-171022T0100Z/ Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side-Lower Colorado River Valley- Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-NV side- 1219 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017 /1219 PM MST Sat Oct 21 2017/ ...RED FLAG

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Enviros protest lease auctions for gas drilling

The Daily Sentinel

Date: 10/20/2017 9:30:00 PM

Drilling for natural gas on the west end of Mesa and Garfield counties would threaten the atmosphere and the endangered fish of the Colorado River, seven environmental organizations said in protests of planned auctions. The organizations are protesting the

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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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