Byline: Associated Press
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A project designed to deepen a shallow portion of the Colorado River 3 miles upstream from the Bridgewater Channel near Lake Havasu City was completed Dec. 31.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Lake Havasu’s elevation was lowered to assist U.S. Bureau of Land Management maintenance crews as they improved a recreation site upstream from Parker Dam.
The lake was lowered to 445 feet above sea level by Jan. 3 and remained at the lower elevation through the middle of the month. Lake Havasu was later returned to its normal operating level of about 448 feet.
Members of the Lake Havasu City Marine Association said the dredging was necessary to improve boating safety.