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Notice to Mariners Changes in Overton Arm and Iceberg Reef in Gregg Basin Areas of Lake Mead 26-07

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Date: June 11, 2007
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson announced the following changes to Aids to Navigation in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. Due to lowering water levels, Surprise Reef Red Lighted Buoy #6 has been established, and is located at:

36 degrees, 14 minutes, and 0 seconds north
114 degrees, 24 minutes, and 05 seconds west

This aid will show a “Flash” sequence. The red light will be on for 0.4 seconds and off for 3.6 seconds after which the sequence is repeated.

Superintendent Dickinson also announced changes to Iceberg Reef Light #57 in the Gregg Basin Area. It has been temporarily discontinued because of lowering water levels. Iceberg Reef Light #57 was located at:

36 degrees, 09 minutes, 06 seconds north
114 degrees, 05 minutes, 16 seconds west

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.