Warning of low water levels at Lahontan

Lahontan State Recreation Area in Nevada.

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev.–Severe drought conditions and continued above-normal temperatures have contributed to the rapid decrease in water levels at Lahontan Reservoir.

The Silver Springs and North Shore Marina docks have been removed from the water. Water levels are expected to drop lower than the launch ramps on or prior to Labor Day Weekend.

Beach launching is allowed but requires the use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Beach launching is recommended in sandy areas only. Park supervisors recommend avoiding all areas with silt or mud.

“Dropping reservoir levels continue to expose underwater hazards,” said Park Supervisor Rob Holley. “Please use extreme caution when boating on Lahontan Reservoir and do so at your own risk.”

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