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Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue

The Guardian

Date: 1/20/2017 12:21:00 AM

These may include areas around the Grand Canyon that feed the Colorado River. Arizona Republicans would like to open up surrounding mineral-rich areas for mining, while conservationists see this move as disastrous Photograph: Michele Falzone/Getty Images

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Rotary Park trout stocking on hold — for now: Fish still being added at Community Park and Davis Camp

Mohave Daily News

Date: 1/19/2017 11:27:00 PM

BULLHEAD CITY — There has been a change in one of the stocking points for the rainbow trout from the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery, but fear not: The popular fish are still being planted in the Colorado River. “For our local trout anglers

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Fire in Las Vegas apartment kills woman, child


Date: 1/19/2017 10:30:00 PM

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, a call of the fire came a home at 833 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas firefighters forced open a door and battled through flames and smoke to find a woman lying on the floor in front of a couch. LVFR said the woman died

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Ursa plans injection well next to Colorado River

Date: 1/19/2017 7:30:00 PM

Last September, after nearly a decade of health assessments, public meetings, public hearings, comment periods, rallies and campaigns, the COGCC granted Ursa Resources the final permits necessary to drill 53 natural gas wells on two pads inside the

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Woman dead, 2 critically injured in overnight apartment fire

Las Vegas Sun

Date: 1/19/2017 5:26:00 PM

A woman is dead and four other people injured, two critically, after an overnight apartment fire near Lake Mead and Martin Luther boulevards, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. A young girl and a man who were badly burned were taken to

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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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