Lake Mead National Recreation Area Biweekly Operations Report | The Buzz -The buzz in Bullhead City – Lake Havasu City – Kingman – Arizona – California

Lake Mead National Recreation Area Biweekly Operations Report | The Buzz -The buzz in Bullhead City - Lake Havasu City - Kingman - Arizona - California
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Welcome to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area bi-weekly operations update! These updates are intended to help LAKE staff, partners, and the public navigate changes, events, and closures that might impact their activities.

Annual Scheduled Lake Mohave Draw-Down

The annual Lake Mohave draw-down began August 29 and will continue to drop until mid-October. The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) will lower the water slowly to an anticipated level of 633 feet, about a 10-foot total drop. The lowest water level will be held for about two weeks in mid-to-end of October. Water levels will slowly rise back to normal levels by mid-January 2023.

Water levels are lowered every fall in Lake Mohave to improve the habitat and spawning cycle of two endangered fish, the Boneytail Chub and Razorback Sucker. This annual process is in no way related to declining water levels on Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

Boaters are urged to use caution when operating on Lake Mohave as hazards…

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