Lake Mead

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Visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area enjoy ample sunshine and miles of open water but also have a 1-in-307,000 chance of dying, an outdoor publication says.

NASA

NASA satellite imagery shows a more detailed picture of how drought has shrunk water levels and exposed the bottom of the Colorado River in the lower Grand Canyon.


Arizona regulators are considering new boating rules that are designed to boost safety and better oversee rental operations.

US Bureau of Reclamation

The federal Bureau of Reclamation in early November will again increase flows of Colorado River water through the Grand Canyon.

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Arizona will not have to limit the amount of water it draws from Lake Mead in 2017. A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation forecasts the lake’s level will stay just above the point at which restrictions go into effect. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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