WHAT’S GOING ON
The National Park Service (NPS) and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) are planning for future management and use. There are currently 2 planning processes that are interrelated, and Lake Mead users are urged to submit feedback on both processes.
- 1. NPS is seeking public comment on a series of questions. They’ve also held several public meetings. Comments must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 23rd. Comment here!
- 2. BOR is accepting public comment on a released statement to address low water levels in reservoirs, such as Lake Mead.
Again, both processes are interrelated, and it’s critical we respond to both as the organizations are working together to determine the future of Lake Mead and its recreational use.
To answer some of your most common concerns:
- – The marinas are not closing. Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Lake Mead Marina, Callville Bay and Temple Bar all have low water contingency plans.
- – Although we prefer higher water, Lake Mead at 1,045-foot elevation is still the largest man-made reservoir in the country, with Lake Powell right behind it. This lake level actually allows for better beaches.
- – The BoatingLakeMead team has started a coalition with other boat dealers to help fight for what we all love.
We, as boaters, must come together to have our voices heard. Boating is essential and access needs to be maintained now and in the future.
WHAT CAN I DO?
- 1. Use BlueRibbon Coalition to contact your local authorities. Read this article and submit your address to access your outreach options. Read the questions below from the NPS, then type out your opinion. See below NPS information.
- 2. Ask friends and family to do the same.
- 3. Be sure you’ve commented on both the NPS and the BOR plans using the BlueRibbon Coalition portal.
- 4. If you have connections, use them! Make calls, and bring this concern to the forefront of their workday.
- 5. Share this issue on social media. You can easily share our posts. Be sure to use the hashtag #SaveLakeMead.
WHAT CAN I SUPPORT?
BlueRibbon Coalition Article & Outreach Tool:
Review this article from the BlueRibbon Coalition. It highlights how the BOR and NPS are working together to determine what action will be taken.
Don’t forget to submit your address for outreach options and to share your voice using the easy and totally customizable outreach tool.
NPS Document and Their Questions:
Review the NPS document before sharing your voice.
REACH OUT TO OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES
Please email and call our Senators’ Offices:
- – Senator Catherine Cortez Masto || Contact here: https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/contact
- – Senator Jacky Rosen || Contact here: https://www.rosen.senate.gov/email-jacky/
To reach out to Congresswomen and Congressmen, you must have an address in their district or use an address in their district:
- – Congresswoman Dina Titus – CD 1 – occupies most of Nevada’s largest city, Las Vegas, as well as parts of North Las Vegas and parts of unincorporated Clark County. Contact here: https://titus.house.gov/contact/
- – Congresswoman Susie Lee – CD 3 – occupies area south of Las Vegas, including Henderson, Boulder City and much of unincorporated Clark County. Contact here: https://susielee.house.gov/
- – Congressman Steven Horsford – CD4 – includes North LV – Occupies central portion of the state, it includes most of northern Clark County, southern Lyon County and all of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, Nye and White Pine counties. Contact here: https://horsford.house.gov/address_authentication?form=/contact
- – Congressman Mark Amodei – cd 2 – Northern NV rep – occupies the northern third of the state. It includes most of Lyon County, all of Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties, as well as the state capital, Carson City. Contact here: https://amodei.house.gov/
Contact our Governor & Incoming Governor Elect:
PLEASE HELP SAVE LAKE MEAD! CLICK, WRITE AND ATTEND. YOUR VOICE MATTERS.
Originally posted on Boating Lake Mead