• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

DEAD CARP WASH UP ON LAKE MOHAVE BEACHES

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: May 21, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising Memorial Day visitors to Lake Mohave to expect an unpleasant odor and to see dead carp on beaches. Biologists from the National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Arizona Game and Fish Department are looking into the cause.

There are no known human heath risks associated with the suspected cause of the carp deaths. However, as a precaution the National Park Service is advising visitors to avoid handling the dead fish.

Biologists have collected specimens for testing. Test results are due back next week.

There haven't been any reports of carp deaths in Lake Mead or other fish species being affected.

- NPS -

Did You Know?

Jimbilnan Wilderness - taken by Brian Beffort

"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