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Public meetings to be held the week of December 5
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA) will host a series of public meetings next month to explore management options on how to maintain launch ramp access for motorized recreational boaters to the lake and other visitor services amid record low water levels. The park will additionally meet with Tribes to gain their perspectives.
The concepts shared in these public scoping sessions are an initial component of the environmental analysis and review and will ultimately lead to selection of a preferred alternative, additional public comment, and management decisions in 2023.
“Already low water levels are decreasing at a more rapid rate than decades of projections indicated was likely. Climate change worsened drought requires us to think differently and plan for less predictable water levels into the future,” said Acting Superintendent Stan Austin. “The purpose of our Sustainable Low Water Access Plan is to develop a strategic direction for the future of motorized boat launching and related commercial services at five key access locations, along with facility and infrastructure needs and related implementation actions at these locations.”
The Sustainable Low Water Access Plan focuses on launch ramps at Hemenway Harbor, Callville Bay Marina, Echo Bay, Temple Bar Marina, and South Cove.
Public scoping meetings will include a presentation on a range of management alternatives for the public’s consideration and discussion. For detailed information about the management alternatives being considered, please read the project newsletter (https://parkplanning.nps.gov/
Meetings will be held at the following times and locations:
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