Climate change makes projecting Lake Mead and Colorado River levels tricky

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There’s a white line that’s known as the bathtub ring around Lake Mead.

It’s a constant reminder for Boating Lake Mead’s Director of Operations, Bruce Nelson.

The lake is at a historically low 1,067-feet above sea level, affecting boat launch ramps and customers.

“Now, they’re down to one or two lanes and you might have to wait awhile, and that’s problematic for boaters trying to get out and enjoy themselves or get off the lake and go home,” Nelson said.

Nelson’s grandparents built the family-run marina back in 1957.

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