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Willow Beach launch ramp temporarily closed on Oct. 15

Endangered Rivers Report
Posted at 9:50 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 01:23:32-04

WILLOW BEACH (KTNV) — The Willow Beach Launch Ramp will be closed temporarily on Oct. 15.

A large amount of mud and debris has accumulated at the end of the concrete ramp, which is interfering with launching and retrieving, according to officials.

During the closure, crews will remove the obstruction and the ramp is expected to reopen on Oct. 16.

The paddle craft launch area will remain open for launches during this time.

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Officials say the Bureau of Reclamation lowers the water levels in Lake Mohave this time of year to aid in harvesting razorback suckers from lakeside rearing ponds. The fish is an endangered species native to the Colorado River.

As of Oct. 14, the elevation is around 634 feet. Water levels are expected to rise to 636 feet by the end of the month.