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Old 09-10-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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There was something else I was reading, where someone made the statement that Lake Mead is one of the 'most dangerous' lakes in the country?

I am not sure what he/she meant by that...but curious if others have ever heard that, or that is is dangerous at all...and what they might have meant by that?
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Haven't you ever heard of the Lake Mead Monster????
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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There was something else I was reading, where someone made the statement that Lake Mead is one of the 'most dangerous' lakes in the country?

I am not sure what he/she meant by that...but curious if others have ever heard that, or that is is dangerous at all...and what they might have meant by that?

I haven't heard that, the most important thing is that is our water supply and it's dropping.

Here are some articles from the news paper that covers some of those issues causing the shortage and what is being done about it.


Nevada shaped by fans of air conditioning

By Abigail Goldman
They blasted dynamite holes in the ground to plant trees. The desert was too hard for shovels, but they needed the shade. This was Las Vegas before air conditioning. The trees were an early thermal coercion now quaint and crazy as the rest.

As you may or may not know Vegas gets it's water from Colorado and Lake Meade which we get our water from has been going down. In order to continue to get water to the Vegas Valley the state has been looking for other sources of water. This article will expound on this and give you an idea what is going on to ensure that the Vegas valley will continue to get water.


Dual win claimed in water fight

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday reversed its earlier ruling that could have derailed a multibillion-dollar water...

Here's the latest on what Nevada is doing to try to keep water flowing to Vegas.
May. 19, 2010
Copyright Las Vegas Review-Journal

Workers to begin underwater blasting at Lake Mead site

Pit to be excavated where water intake tower will be placed

"When the project is finished in early 2013, the authority's so-called "third straw" will keep water flowing to Las Vegas despite drought and shortages on the Colorado River that could force one of the two existing intakes to shut down."

Workers to begin underwater blasting at Lake Mead site - News - ReviewJournal.com


Water halts lake tunnel work

A cavern that took two years to excavate has unexpectedly filled with water, halting underground work on the new water intake pipeline under construction at Lake Mead. Project officials were assessing the damage...
I hope you find these articles informative.

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Mead can develop rather nasty storms in a short period of time. Wind comes up and good size waves.

Can be quite dangerous to small craft.

I don't know what the statistic show but I would be skeptical that it is a lot worse than say the great lakes.

Lots of boats on Mead though..
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Probably either from Forbes Magazine or the LALA Times
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Lake Mead can be dangerous due to the unpredictable winds that olecapt mentioned, and also because of the large number of boaters it attracts. A lot of wealthy people from all over the western states, especially California, keep boats there. You can get nearly half a million people out there on holiday weekends like Memorial Day or the 4th of July. The real problem is people. They go unprepared and not knowing how to safely operate watercraft, or they don't wear life jackets, they swim in unsafe areas, and they drink too much.

I haven't seen any stats saying it is one of the most dangerous lakes, but I'd have to wonder if the size of the lake (largest man made lake in this hemisphere) and number of boaters on busy weekends is taken into account. Most lakes don't come with the country's most popular resort attached.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:14 PM
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Haven't you ever heard of the Lake Mead Monster????
It's really Elvis, living at the bottom, pulling people under and telling them they ain't nothin' but a hound dog, crying all the time.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: El Camino Real
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It's really Elvis, living at the bottom, pulling people under and telling them they ain't nothin' but a hound dog, crying all the time.
Good for Elvis. More cying = more water in the lake.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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but that would make it a salt water lake....
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Lake Mead is half vodka, half water. No, wait, most of the people on Lake Mead are swigging vodka and then peeing in the water.

No, wait, crap. I lost my train of thought. All I know is that Lake Mead is dangerous. Capiche?
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