Lake Mohave Water Level Lowered for Annual Razorback Sucker Harvest | Kingman Daily Miner – Arizona News

Lake Mohave Water Level Lowered for Annual Razorback Sucker Harvest | Kingman Daily Miner – Arizona News



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Water levels at Lake Mohave are being lowered for the endangered Razorback Sucker.

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region is lowering water levels in Lake Mohave to aid in harvesting razorback suckers, a species native to the Colorado River, from lakeside rearing ponds. The work is part of annual river operations that are timed to coincide with conservation activities for the endangered fish.

As of Wednesday, Lake Mohave began having its water level steadily lowered from its elevation of 643 feet above mean sea level (msl) to an elevation of about 636 feet msl by Oct. 9 and remain at approximately the same elevation through the end of the month. Lake Mohave is located above Davis Dam on the Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City.

Water levels will begin to rise in early November. Boaters may experience decreased access to ramps and should be extra cautious on the lake. For current recreation opportunities and changes, contact the National Park Service at 702-293-8691. Updated information on water levels at Lake Mohave and other Lower Colorado Region reservoirs is located at www.usbr.gov/lc/riverops.html under ‘Current Conditions’.

Each spring, biologists with Reclamation’s Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program gather tens of thousands of newly hatched razorback sucker larvae from Lake Mohave for transfer to state and federal hatcheries throughout the Southwest. After an initial growth period in these hatcheries, many of the…

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