Clark County Wetlands trailhead to be closed through Sept. 20

The popular Pabco Trailhead, located about two and a half miles downstream from the Nature Preserve at Clark County Wetlands Park, will be closed from Sept. 11 through Sept. 20.

The closure is so contractors, under the direction of the Nevada Environmental Response Trust, can install underground pipes to intercept and treat flows from the Las Vegas Wash diverted during construction of two nearby weirs. Visitors also are advised that periodic closures of portions of the South Loop Trail in the park will occur during construction.
 
Under a separate, but related project, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is building the Sunrise Mountain Weir upstream of the Pabco Trailhead along the Las Vegas Wash, and reconstructing the Historic Lateral Weir downstream of the trailhead. The weirs, or dams, are needed to slow water flows and reduce erosion along the wash.

The Nevada Environmental Response Trust project of installing underground pipe is expected to be complete in November and the weir construction project is expected to last until September 2019. Starting in late September or early October, portions of the South Loop Trail near the Pabco Trailhead also will close periodically during construction.

Signage will notify trail users of the temporary closure and detours. Visitors also can check up on construction progress and impacts via the park’s website pages at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov or by checking with staff at the Clark County Wetlands Park Nature Center, located at 7050 E. Wetlands Park Lane off Tropicana Avenue, (702) 455-7522.

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