I-15 REOPENED, LAKE MEAD ENTRANCE FEES TO RESUME SUNDAY
The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »
Important Notice to Mariners
Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »
Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage
Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »
Invasive Mussel Update from Lake Mead National Recreation Area 2-07
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947
Inventory Status as of 2 p.m. January 16:
Live quagga mussels (a nuisance invasive species closely related to, and commonly referred to as zebra mussels) were discovered in Lake Mead on January 6 at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor marina. Additional samples were subsequently found at Lake Mead Marina. The Nevada Department of Wildlife has confirmed the presence of quagga mussels at the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery. For up-to-the-minute reports on invasive mussel sightings please go to www.100thMeridian.org. Quagga mussels, like zebra mussels, are biofoulers that obstruct pipes in municipal and industrial raw-water systems, costing millions of dollars annually to treat. There are also serious impacts on native wildlife and the local ecosystem.
Additional evaluations are being conducted this week at Callville Bay, Echo Bay, Overton Beach, and Hoover Dam.
Did You Know?
"In a country where nature has been so lavish and where we have been so spendthrift of indigenous beauty, to set aside a few rivers in their natural state should be considered an obligation." -- Senator Frank Church