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Hundreds have drowned at Lake Mead outside Las Vegas since its filling

Decade with most drownings is Nineteen Nineties

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Since Lake Mead’s filling within the Nineteen Thirties, 300 folks have drowned in its waters, park service officers informed the 8 News Now I-Team.

The decade with probably the most drownings is the Nineteen Nineties, information confirmed.

A previously sunken boat sits excessive and dry alongside the shoreline of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, close to Boulder City, Nev. The bathtub ring of sunshine minerals exhibits the excessive water mark of the reservoir which has fallen to report lows. (AP Photo/John Locher)

One particular person has drowned within the reservoir to this point this year, park officers stated. The quantity for 2021 can be one demise. In 2020, eight folks drowned.

In 2017, Outside Magazine ranked Lake Mead as the highest deadliest nationwide park in America.

As the I-Team first reported earlier this month, a Las Vegas native believes skeletal stays discovered at the lake in May might be his father who died within the Fifties. Between 1939 and 1959, 10 folks drowned at the lake, park officers stated.

Daniel Kolod was 22 when he drowned in Callville Bay in 1958. His physique was by no means recovered. (KLAS)

Daniel Kolod was 22 when he drowned in Callville Bay in 1958. His physique was by no means recovered. In May, kayakers found the skeletal stays not removed from the place Daniel Kolod is believed to have drowned. Police and park officers decided the particular person’s demise was not suspicious, indicating it might be a drowning sufferer.

Experts predict Lake Mead will drop almost 30 toes from its present degree by September 2023. The lake is sort of a huge bowl with areas on the shoreline receding extra rapidly since there’s extra quantity of water in deeper areas.

A speedboat seems on land as Lake Mead recedes. This a part of the lake was below water till 2021. (KLAS)

A brand new forecast exhibits Lake Mead rising in solely three of the following 15 months.

The I-Team was first to report the invention of a physique in a barrel at the lake in May. Since the particular person is believed to have been murdered, the case will not be among the many 300 drownings. Investigators suspect there are extra victims within the lake.

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