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