• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

  • Important Notice to Mariners

    Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »

  • Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage

    Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »

Springs Inventory Underway at Lake Mead NRA

Springs Inventory

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News Release Date: December 12, 2006
Contact: Bob Truitt, 702.293.8943

In October 2006, a two-man crew from the Great Basin Institute began surveying the springs in Lake Mead NRA. The work is being paid for by the NPS Mojave Network Inventory and Monitoring Program. The effort will entail implementing a Level 1 inventory of spring-fed water features within the park to determine the biological and hydrogeological characteristics of the springs. The inventory protocol was developed by the Desert Research Institute for the Mojave Network to provide park managers with information on springs that can be used to inform management decisions and activities related to spring systems. Death Valley National Park, Great Basin National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Grand Canyon/Parashant National Monument have already completed their spring inventories. Lake Mead NRA has approximately 85 springs and the work is expected to continue through January 2007.

Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

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.