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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: MAY 24, 2010
Release No.: 2010-16
Contact: Kevin Turner, 702-293-8712
TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN SERVICES AT ECHO BAY JUNE 2-10
Echo Bay, NV. – Echo Bay Marina on Lake Mead is scheduled to reconfigure its docks to adjust to reduced lake levels from June 2-10. Visitors will have limited access to marina services during this time. Marina slip renters will still have access to their boats by shuttle boat.
The Echo Bay Marina fuel dock, store and shuttle service will be closed for one day on Monday June 7 while the docks are moved into deeper water. All land based services including the land fuel, hotel and restaurant will not be affected by closures.
Visitors can contact Echo Bay Marina at (702) 394-4000.
Fluctuating lake levels have forced Lake Mead concessioners to periodically move and reconfigure their marinas. This year's moves will cost about $1.6 million by the end of the summer. The National Park Service estimates it will cost an additional $10 million to extend launch ramps. Funding from entrance fees and the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act will be used to construct permanent ramp extensions in order to retain access to the lake.
For more about Lake Mead attractions visit http://www.FunOnTheLake.com. Current conditions at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are available on the park web site at http://www.nps.gov/lake, click on "Current Launch Ramp and Road Conditions."
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