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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

ST. THOMAS TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY FOR PRESCRIBED FIRE

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Date: March 9, 2011
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691

OVERTON, Nev. - The National Park Service will be conducting a prescribed fire in the area around the historic St. Thomas town site during the week of March 14. The exact date of the burn will be determined next week based on weather conditions. The controlled burn will encompass about 35-acres and take about one day. On that day, St. Thomas and the road leading to the town site will be closed to visitors.

Last month park crews removed tamarisk plants to improve access for visitors and prevent damage to historic structures. The controlled burn will remove the cut and piled tamarisk from last months project.

Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.