Water level at Lake Mead creates boating hazards

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Updated: 5/26/2014 12:41 pm

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Low water levels at Lake Mead are creating some hazards for boaters.

Navigation crews have set up buoys to warn boaters of rocks that have newly surfaced. Some ramps also are limited to smaller boats because of the more shallow water.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area spokeswoman Christie Vanover says while boaters might encounter hazards that didn't exist last year, the low water level has some advantages. She says the lake has more coves and beaches for recreation.

Some 300,000 people are expected to visit the lake over the Memorial Day holiday. The water level is 20 feet lower than this time last year.

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