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Notice to Mariners - Changes in Aids to Navigation Las Vegas Wash Area of Lake Mead
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691
Lake Mead Recreation Area Superintendent William K Dickenson announces changes to Aids to Navigation in the Las Vegas Wash area of Lake Mead. Due to lowering water levels, the following navigation light has been temporarily deactivated:
Black Island Light #2 was located at:
36 degrees 06 minutes 02.664 seconds north
114 degrees 46 minutes 34.896 seconds west
Did You Know?
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.