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Emergency Closure at Cottonwood Cove

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Date: March 31, 2008
Contact: Roxanne Dey

NPS Rangers are evacuating visitors from the Cottonwood Cove developed area at Lake Mead National Recreation Area because of a water system failure. Cottonwood Cove is on a well system. The damage to the well water delivery system is being evaluated and at this time we do not know how long it will be down.

Cottonwood Cove is on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave and is accessed on land through the town of Searchlight, NV.

Did You Know?

A Bighorn Sheep

Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together in bachelor groups until the summer breeding season.