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 Gardenshttps://ohv.nv.gov/trails/rainbow-gardenshttps://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/nevada/lava-butte-rainbow-gardens 2021 Lake Mead’s low water level prompts feds to consider declaration of Colorado River water shortage Mead Slope Fault Recency and size …

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: HeadlinesLas Vegas turns on low-level Lake Mead pumps designed to avoid a ‘Day Zero’Nevada water advocates dispute …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state …

Viernes de Dolores = Friday of Sorrows

Photo: Altar prepared by Boris, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Reflecting this week on the beautiful, should-be-better-known springtime altars. Kudos to our friend and old neighbor Boris. = Reflexionando esta semana sobre los hermosos altares de primavera que deberían ser más conocidos. Felicitaciones a nuestro amigo y vecino Boris. Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) is …

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 …

Lake Powell

Photo: NASA Marshall, 2017 Photo (Some rights reserved) Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yaEu1piwrvRjxRJy8 Wikipedia: Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset (Some rights reserved) Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms CelebrationsFebruary 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day …

World Water Day

Photo: Wetlands Park (Las Vegas) (Some rights reserved) World Water Day – worldwaterday.org – is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water – unwater.org – in collaboration with governments and partners. Hashtags: #WorldWaterDay, #DiaMundialDelAgua The annual UN observance day highlights the importance of freshwater. World Water Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of events. …

Water Links

Photo: Desert National Wildlife Center (Some rights reserved) Links related to water presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhy Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water – BBCWorrisome nonstick chemicals are common in U.S. drinking water, federal study suggests – Science Magazine Elsewherehydrosheds.org Water Filtration / Water Treatment BingoAgua – Chinampa – Flow – Ocean …