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Controlled burns for tamarisk control to take place Friday and Monday

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Date: September 25, 2008
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

UPDATE: CONTROLLED BURNS FOR TAMARISK CONTROL TO TAKE PLACE FRIDAY AND MONDAY

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The National Park Service will be conducting controlled burns in the following areas for tamarisk control.

•     Valley of Fire Wash (near Overton, Nev.), Friday, Sept. 26 beginning at 11 a.m.
•     Confluence of Grapevine and Sacatone Washes (near Lake Mohave), Monday, Sept. 29 beginning at 10 a.m.

Smoke from the Valley of Fire Wash prescribed burn may be visible from Northshore Road near Overton Beach. Closures will be limited to the immediate area of the burns and there should be minimal impact to park visitors.

- NPS -

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Lake Mohave in the Black Canyon Area

Long and narrow, Lake Mohave in Lake Mead National Recreation Area retains much of the feeling of the Colorado River. Between the confining walls of Black Canyon, Lake Mohave is not much wider than the Colorado River was when it flowed freely.