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BACKCOUNTRY ROAD CLOSURES EXTENDED FOR NINE MILE COVE AND NELLIS COVE AREAS

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Date: April 15, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

For Immedate Release: April 9, 2009

Release No.: 2009-14

Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

BACKCOUNTRY ROAD CLOSURES EXTENDED FOR NINE MILE COVE AND NELLIS COVE AREAS

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. - The National Park Service has extend the temporary closures of approved backcountry roads 23 and 24 through Apr. 13 to complete tamarisk removal from Nine Mile Cove and Nellis Cove on the western shore of Lake Mohave.

The closures are scheduled as follows:

April 9, 2009 Approved Roads 23 and 24

April 10, 2009 Approved Roads 23 and 24

April 11, 2009 Approved Road 24

April 12, 2009 Approved Road 24

April 13, 2009 Approved Road 24

Both roads will be closed to all access both by land and water during a major tamarisk control and removal project. This closure prohibits hiking, camping, fishing and other recreational uses of the area. A map of the area is available at http://www.nps.gov/lame/planyourvisit/images/LakeMohaveSouth_070307.jpg.

These roads are accessable from approved backcountry road 30. Approved backcountry roads are dirt roads that provide additional access to areas within the recreation area from paved roads. These closures do not affect visitor access to Cottonwood Cove.

- NPS -

Did You Know?

Geometric Petroglyphs on rocks

As early as 3,000 years ago, people inhabiting the Southwest began chiseling and painting pictures on rocks and cliff walls. Preserved by the dry climate, much of this rock art ranging from complicated geometric designs to huge figures, remains to puzzle, astonish, and awe modern-day viewers.