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Lake Mead Cruise

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Landshark, Feb 23, 2015.

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  1. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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  2. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    I've fished lake mead on a charter boat, I didn't find the lake that beautiful. But I do live by the ocean so maybe I'm jaded.
    But why not?
    I'd rather do exotic racing/ guns/ indoor sky diving
     
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    nickle Low-Roller

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    I did the afternoon Lake Mead cruise many years ago (maybe 20) before the drought. It was a nice break. Fascinating to see the dam and intake towers from water level. Might be even more interesting now with the water level so low.
     
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    yes, did a dinner cruise... cruise was good, dinner not so much,

    did see a few guys mooning the boat and some double breasted mattress thrashers
     
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    If you do go for the cruise.......

    Hurry up and do it!
    That lake is getting lower and lower by the day, and from everything I've read, it ain't coming back up in our lifetime.
     
  6. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    Yep, this is from June... that ribbon of white is 120 feet high, with the top of it marking where the average waterline was before the drought. Scary. In fact, they're having to tunnel for a new intake at a lower level, since it's dropping so fast.
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Several of the key upper basin watersheds are at good to full snow capacity this year, but the remainder of the upper basin (above Glen Canyon) is hovering in the 60-80% range. Guess what that means for the lower basin is more of the lesser amount of recent years and certainly not enough for impoundment recharge, and how much they hold at Powell will impact that greatly; Mead should drop less rapidly this year than in recent years, in other words.
     
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