Mohave, the Colorado River reservoir behind Davis Dam north of Laughlin, NV,
and Bullhead City, AZ is being lowered 13 feet over the next month to about
elevation 629.5, where it will remain until approximately November 6th.
drawdown will allow the National Park Service to replace asphalt boat ramps
at Willow Beach and Cottonwood Cove with more durable concrete boat ramps, providing
safer launching facilities for the public. During the drawdown, endangered native
Colorado River fish that have been raised in protected ponds at Lake Mohave
also will be removed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Mohave's projected elevations form approximately September 17th to approximately
November 6th are:
Sept. 17th - Oct.1st - reservoir will drop about seven feet, from elevation
643 feet above sea level to about 636 feet above sea level.
1st - Oct. 20th - reservoir will drop another 6-1/2 feet in elevation, from
about 636 feet to about 629.5 feet.
6th - Dec. 31st - reservoir will begin gradual rise to elevation 639 by
the end of the year.
Havasu's elevation is also currently dropping. The lake is now at about elevation
447.0. It is expected to reach about elevation 445.8 by the end of the year.
reservoirs are typically lowered during the fall.