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Lake Mead boat launch area closed due to declining water levels

Updated June 11, 2021 - 2:06 pm

A Lake Mead boat launch area closed Friday due to declining water levels, the national recreation area confirmed after announcing the move Thursday on Twitter.

Boulder Harbor will no longer be open to boaters because the channel that separates the launch area from the lake is only about 2 ½ feet deep, a level that the park service said is “unfit” to continue to provide safe lake access.

However, nearby Hemenway Harbor reopened Friday after crews installed temporary pipe mats, according to the park service.

Declining water levels on Lake Mead have affected multiple launch ramps this year. For current conditions, visit nps.gov/lake, or click here.

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