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Will the Southwest US Run Short of Water in 2019?

Phoenix and other southwestern cities rely on the reservoir at Lake Mead, which itself famously depends on the Colorado River as its source of water. Now, the fate of that river remains in question. Although nearly all Colorado River water managers agree that 2018 won’t…

Arizona weather: Drought intensifies after another dry month

Water levels in Lake Mead, behind Hoover Dam, fell sharply during an extended drought on the Colorado River. (Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. There is a map of Arizona that’s turning increasingly red and it has nothing to do with politics. Source: Google Alerts

For Nevada's snowpack (and its water supply), March was a 'miracle-ish'

That means less water in the Colorado River, according to forecasts, and in the coming years, potentially less water in Lake Mead, which stores river water for Nevada, Arizona and California. Even as the three states negotiate a drought plan, 2018 and another dry year…

Six people killed in auto-pedestrian crashes in 11 days

Just hours earlier on Saturday, April 7, a pedestrian while crossing Lake Mead Boulevard near Scholar Lane. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigators say the 78-year-old male pedestrian was not in a crosswalk. The driver pulled over and called police after the collision. These two … …

Pedestrian killed in northwest Valley crash

A 78-year-old pedestrian was killed in a crash Saturday night, according to Las Vegas Metro police. Officers responded to the incident at 9:31 p.m. at Lake Mead Boulevard and Scholar Lane, near Rampart Boulevard. Citing evidence at the scene and witness statements, police said the…

Pedestrian killed on Lake Mead Boulevard near Rampart

The collision occurred about 9:30 a.m. on West lake mead Boulevard just west of North Scholar Lane, near Rampart Boulevard. A preliminary crash report by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department stated that a 2002 Honda Accord was eastbound on Lake Mead approaching the intersection…

Dismal forecast for Lake Powell runoff heightens future CAP shortage risk

Bill Hasencamp, manager of the Metropolitan district’s Colorado River program, acknowledged that if next year is dry in California, “we may have to take a substantial amount” out of Lake Mead, but 200,000 acre-feet is probably the most it would have to take. But if…

Las Vegas breaking news for April 7, 2018

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for April 7, 2018. 11:20 P.M.. Las Vegas police report that a person was struck by a car at West Lake Mead Boulevard and North Rampart Boulevard around 9:30 p.m.…

Henderson officials envision suburban utopia

The community located off of Lake Mead Parkway will consist of roughly 12,000 homes and add six schools and 12 parks. The city will also continue the expansion of its $1.5 billion development dubbed Union Village located just west of the Boulder Highway near U.S.…

Yes to clean energy, but no to this site

As former superintendents of the national parks that frame this region, with Mojave National Preserve to the west and Lake Mead National Recreation Area to the east, we celebrate these lands and we know, and have worked with, generations of Nevadans who have taken great…

Highway work will close Lake Mead hiking trail April 15

If you’re planning a hike into Goldstrike Canyon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, you’d better get moving. Goldstrike is one of two trails that closes for the summer, but it’s being shut down early this year — on April 15 — because of construction…

Securing Arizona's Water Supply is a Team Effort

Bathtub rings can be seen on Lake Mead. | Photo: Sinjin Eberle. Nearly half of Arizona’s water is provided by the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal. However, the Colorado River is over-allocated. Over the past decade, the Colorado River has been…

NATIONAL PARK WEEK EVENTS, DISCOUNTS PLANNED AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service is celebrating National Park Week April 21-29 to encourage everyone to find their own connections to the more than 400 national park units that protect and preserve America’s natural and cultural history. Lake Mead National Recreation Area…

Conserving Nevada's land and way of life

The reservoirs of Lake Mead and Black Canyon are home to water sports activities such as swimming, boating and fishing. What helps make many of these natural wonders open to the public is a little-known but impactful program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund…

We need to work together to prevent water shortages

While Arizona’s water managers disagree on solutions to conserve the state’s water supply, none are equivocating about the problem. With drought a chronic condition and a never-ending demand for water, the Colorado River seems to continually face an epic low point. This year, with Lake…

North Las Vegas budget calls for adding 29 full-time employees

A sign for the City of North Las Vegas is seen on East Lake Mead Blvd. on Thursday, June 23, 2016. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal). By Art Marroquin / Las Vegas Review-Journal. April 5, 2018 – 2:01 pm. Updated April 5, 2018 – 3:57 pm.…

Man dies after struck by SUV in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon

Around 1:13 p.m., the crash occurred on Harbor Island Drive north of Snowmass Drive, not far from Rampart and Lake Mead boulevards. Police said a 2009 Ford Edge was traveling northbound on Harbor Island Drive in the single northbound travel lane. A pedestrian was walking…

Texas Home Builder Is Expanding to Las Vegas

LGI, based near Houston, bought its project site on Lake Mead Boulevard near Lamb Boulevard in February for $4 million, property records show. Plans call for 102 single-family homes at the 20.5-acre subdivision. The Clark County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a design review for…