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Error in Lake Mead plan brings public outrage over boat ramp

Posted: 4:27 PM, Dec 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-23 18:27:16-05
Colorado River Lake Mead Hoover Dam
Colorado River Lake Mead Hoover Dam

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has had to navigate a wave of public outrage.

Plans to build a new boat ramp at Lake Mead if necessary were accidentally left out of a blueprint to replace an old one that could be forced to close if the lake level drops too low at Meadview, Arizona.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the plan released last month indicated Meadview's only nearby launch point at South Cove could be forced to close by 2020 should the lake drop another 10 feet.

The document didn't mention the service's intention to build a new ramp at South Cove if the old ramp no longer reaches the water 125 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

Park Service officials say local residents will get a new boat ramp if needed.