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Park Service: Lake Mead At Safe Level For Recreational Use

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has finalized its environmental assessment of Lake Mead, declaring that the man-made lake situated in Nevada and Arizona is at a safe level for recreational use.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports the agency says it found "no significant impact," which allows the park to maintain lake access and provide safe and diverse recreational opportunities at lake elevations above 950 feet (about 290 meters).

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Public Information Officer Christie Vanover says lake officials are happy with the result of the assessment and are fully prepared if the level of low-water drops in the future.

She says the snowpack from the winter will allow the lake to rise.

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