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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Date: September 8, 2011
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has released visitor statistics for Labor Day weekend. They encompass visitor use and incident statistics from Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes both lakes Mead and Mohave.

Park rangers responded to multiple boating accidents and disabled boats in the park and several major medical calls. Medical response included one life saved from a near drowning. There were no fatalities over the holiday weekend.

Total Visitation: 104,689 visits

Arrests - 10
Boat Accidents - 6
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 4
Emergency Medical Response - 11
Fires - 3
Search and Rescue - 3
Fatalities - 0
Visitor Assists - 65

Total Warnings/Citations - 169
Traffic Violation - 58
Drug Violation - 6
Vessel Safety Violation - 6
Alcohol Violation - 12
Weapons Violation - 10
Disorderly Conduct - 9
Fishing/Hunting Violation - 2
Fee Compliance Violation - 1
Pet of Leash - 1
Other - 64

- NPS -

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.