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Date: May 13, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior


For Immediate Release: May 13, 2014
Release No.: 2014-26
Contact: 702-293-8691


BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Two launch ramps have opened and changes have been made to Aids to Navigation on Lake Mead.

The Echo Bay and Callville Bay low-water launch ramps have opened. The main launch ramps also remain open.  

Due to fluctuating lake levels Black Ridge Shore Light #19 in the Overton Arm previously located at:

North 36 degrees 23 minutes 13 seconds
West 114 degrees 22 minutes 34 seconds

Has been relocated as a buoy located at:

North 36 degrees 22 minutes 27 seconds
West 114 degrees 22 minutes 23 seconds

This green can shaped buoy #19 will show a “Flash” sequence. There will be a green light flashing on for .4 seconds and off for 3.6 seconds after which the sequence will repeat.
For current lake conditions, visit www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/lakeconditions.htm.


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