Colorado River

Photo: Ron Mader, Near Nelson (Some rights reserved) Record lows for the Colorado River Also see: Colorado River (Texas) Wikipedia: The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande). The 1,450-mile-long (2,330 km) river drains an expansive, arid watershed that encompasses …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 and Lake Mead (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow monsoons affect Lake Mead’s water levelThe Southwest is bone dry. Now, a key water source is …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

Lake Mead Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Lake Mead? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: ElsewhereWindfinder Callville BayClosed indefinitely March 24, 2022https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/callville-bay.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/lake/learn/news/lakeconditions.htmhttps://callvillebay.com Rainbow Gardensohv.nv.govalltrails.com St Thomas 2021 Lake Mead’s low water level prompts feds to consider declaration of Colorado River water shortage Mead Slope Fault Recency …

Mangrove Day

Poster (Some rights reserved) July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. …

World Oceans Day

Poster (Some rights reserved) June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialDeLosOcéanos, #SaveOurOcean World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in late 2008. The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and many other partners in its network of 2,000 organizations, has been …

Gulf of Mexico

Photo: Camelia TWU, Wanter, sand, and sky (Some rights reserved) The Gulf of Mexico (Spanish: Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. The U.S. states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are …

Great Basin Water Network

Logo Great Basin Water Network – greatbasinwaternetwork.org – works to protect the water resources of the Great Basin for current and future residents – human, animal and plant. Key Linksgreatbasinwaternetwork.orgyoutube.comfacebook [email protected] From the home page:The Southern Nevada Water Authority [SNWA] is proposing to construct an 84-inch 300-mile pipeline from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas. [see …

Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic (Some rights reserved) The Bureau of Reclamation conducts tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a …

Surfing

Photo: Michael Dawes, Great Day at Burleig Heads (Some rights reserved) Surfing = Riding a wave towards the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard Elsewhere on the Websurfrider.org – isd CelebrationsWikipedia: International Surfing Day, held annually on the third Saturday of June, is an unofficial, environmentally conscious sports-centered holiday that celebrates the sport of …