Save Lake Mead (OLD)
Last update: Monday, Dec. 12th. 1:58pm
Dear Concerned Boater / Moorage Customer / Lake Mead User / Enjoyer of Lake Mead NRA,
Please take a few minutes to read – Lake Mead needs your help!
Boating is the cornerstone of recreation on Lake Mead. The National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation are planning for future management and use. There are currently two planning processes that are interrelated, and Lake Mead users need to be submitting feedback on both processes.
The NPS is currently seeking public comment on a series of questions that have been released. They have also released a schedule of public meetings. The BOR is also currently accepting public comment on a released statement to address low water levels in reservoirs such as Lake Mead. Again, these two planning processes are interrelated. It is critical to respond to both, as the organizations are working together to determine the future of Lake Mead.
We must speak up, answer these questions and join these meetings to keep Lake Mead a viable and loved future recreation resource. Lake Mead is the lifeline of our boating community in Southern Nevada, we as boaters must come together to have our voices heard that boating is essential and access needs to be maintained now and in the future.
What Can You Do?
- – Read the questions below from the NPS, then click here and type out your opinion.
- – Review this article from BlueRibbon and fill out your address information to be given outreach options.
- – Share with your friends to do the same.
- – Attend one of the scheduled meetings.
- – Do not do one – do both, write and attend!! It is vital!
- – Be sure to comment on both the NPS and the BOR plans.
- – Write your elected officials (helpful info below)
- – If you have connections, please use them. Make calls and bring this concern to the forefront of their workday.
- – Share about this issue on social media
This article highlights how the BOR and NPS are working together to determine what action will be taken.
Topic Questions from the NPS
Topic Questions Instructions:
Please share your ideas. During this comment period, it is most helpful to respond to as many of the following questions as possible.
- 1. Given the current water levels and future projections, what experiences in Lake Mead National Recreation Area are most important to you? What kind of experiences do you want future visitors to have when they come to the park?
- 2. Given your response to Question #1 regarding important experiences for you and future visitors, what barriers might get in the way of enjoying or visiting Lake Mead National Recreation Area? What barriers might prevent you from achieving your desired experiences?
- 3. Please provide input on the preliminary management concepts. What do you recommend the planning team consider, to address barriers and/or key issues, given the rapid decline in water levels?
- 4. What actions is the park currently taking to manage these issues that you’d like to see continue?
- 5. Other thoughts you’d like to share with the project team?
Helpful Answers for Topic Questions
Click Here to Comment on the NPS Plan
Click Here to Comment on the BOR Plan
Las Vegas Boat Harbor’s Official Statement
To read Las Vegas Boat Harbor’s Official Comments, Click Here
Public meetings will be held at the following times and locations:
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
- Governor Steve Sisolak || Contact here: https://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Share/
- Incoming Governor Elect Joe Lombardo || Contact here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help! Click, write, and attend!!!