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Lake Mead officials offer water and boating safety tips ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Safety tips before hitting Lake Mead for Memorial Day weekend
Posted at 4:44 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 22:20:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The long holiday weekend is right around the corner, and as many prepare to celebrate, Lake mead officials are sending out a stark warning to be safe and follow the rules.

Every year, while alcohol, drugs, and failing to wear your life jacket are some of the biggest concerns, there are now new problems.

As water levels continue to drop, soft silt or mud is becoming a hazard along the shorelines. Low water levels are also causing some difficulty getting boats onto Lake Mead.

While officials say Lake Mead is still a very large body of water, The Bureau of Reclamation urges everyone to do their part to conserve water.

Lake Mead officials say planning means checking all your safety equipment before heading out to the lake.