Test shows quagga mussels in Lahontan, Rye Patch

NDOW NEWS RELEASE                          Follow up tests needed to ensure against false positives There has been a preliminary discovery of quagga mussels, a damaging invasive species, in Lahontan and Rye Patch Reservoirs in Northern Nevada found during routine quagga mussel sampling; however, follow up tests are needed to validate the results. Quagga mussels are an...
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Fort Churchill to Lahontan canoe trip announced for Sat., May 15

SILVER SPRINGS — Join Nevada State Parks rangers for a scenic and informative canoe trip along the Carson River from Fort Churchill State Historic Park to Lahontan State Recreation Area. Participants will meet at Fort Churchill’s Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, for this five hour, seven mile guided tour. Reservations are required. Canoes are available upon reservation...
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KOLO 8 visits the new equestrian trail head at Lahontan for 75@75

The Nevada State Parks’ 75-mile challenge is a go. We are challenging park lovers and visitors to travel 75 miles in state parks by human power — bikes, horses, feet, paddled boats, etc. — as part of the State Parks’ 75th anniversary. The “75 at 75″ challenge brought us to Lahontan State Reservoir yesterday with KOLO 8 there to document new equestrian trail...
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Fort Churchill to Lahontan canoe trip announced for Sat., May 15

SILVER SPRINGS — Join Nevada State Parks rangers for a scenic and informative canoe trip along the Carson River from Fort Churchill State Historic Park to Lahontan State Recreation Area. Participants will meet at Fort Churchill’s Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, for this five hour, seven mile guided tour. Reservations are required. Canoes are available upon reservation at...
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Low water level at Lahontan Reservoir forces boat ramp closures

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — Drought conditions have contributed to a recent decrease in water levels at Lahontan Reservoir. The Silver Springs boat ramp is closed and the closure of the North Shore Marina boat ramp is anticipated this weekend. Beach launching is permitted but requires the use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Beach launching should only be attempted with small, light weight boats and...
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Boating not advised at Lahontan Reservoir

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — Severe drought conditions have contributed to the rapid decrease in water levels at Lahontan Reservoir. The reservoir may reach near historic low levels before the end of summer. The Silver Springs and North Shore Marina docks have been removed from the water, and the launching ramps are closed. Dropping reservoir levels continue to expose underwater hazards, and...
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