When it comes to Lake Mead’s water levels, even the biggest storms that hit Las Vegas aren’t much of a factor.
States, cities, farmers, tribes and environmental groups shared comments as part of the process for rewriting the rules that govern how the Colorado River will be managed.
The National Park Service announced that Mike Gauthier, who has been Lake Mead’s acting superintendent since December, will take the permanent reins next month.
“We have seen increasing trends of unsafe and unlawful activity over the past few years that is not just limited to DUI incidents,” a National Park Service spokesperson said.
Drinking recycled sewage water is gaining steam across the West as cities grapple with the effects of more than two decades of drought that has dwindled water supplies from the Colorado River.
The tropical storm brought nearly a monsoon season’s worth of precipitation in just a few days. But that heavy rainfall likely had little effect on Lake Mead’s water levels.
A Henderson man is accused of causing a boat crash at Lake Mead that left two people dead.
Despite a wet winter that swelled the Colorado River’s reservoirs this year, Lake Mead will head into 2024 under a federal water shortage for a third consecutive year.
A man and a woman were killed in a boat crash Saturday at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Not even Las Vegas’ hottest month on record could knock Lake Mead’s timely rise off course.
“Unsafe behavior” has been a problem this summer, a park official said. Pool toys and sudden winds are causing frequent dangerous situations.
Rising temperatures have sapped more than 10 trillion gallons of water from the Colorado River over the last two decades, a recent study shows.
The boat ramp, which was made inoperable by declining water levels at the lake, has been converted into a walking trail.
The person was reported missing last weekend in the northwestern part of the lake.