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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: Jan. 7, 2016
Release No.: 2016-03
WETLANDS TRAIL CLOSURE, EXTENDED TO SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
BOULDER CITY, Nevada –Portions of the Wetlands Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area are closed seven days a week for the continued construction of a new grade control structure in the Lower Las Vegas Wash.
The trailhead and parking area on Northshore Road along with adjacent areas are closed to access, hiking and other recreational uses. They are expected to reopen April 30. Construction has been significantly delayed because of newly discovered underlying rock formations.
The grade control structure will reduce erosion in the Las Vegas Wash to protect stability of the bridge. It will also reduce sedimentation transported from erosion in the wash into Lake Mead, as well as protect Lake Las Vegas Dam and outlet works.
The National Park Service regrets any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause.