Latest Lakes News

Man found dead at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Jul. 18, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found dead at a national recreation area near the Nevada-Arizona state line. An employee at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area reported finding an abandoned vehicle and a man dead about 40 feet away Wednesday. The vehicle and body were near a dry...

Swimming OK in New York portions of Greenwood Lake

Jul. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — There's some partially good news at a lake along the New York and New Jersey border that's been affected by a harmful algal bloom. The state Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday that New York portions of Greenwood Lake are currently safe for swimming. In New...

Army veteran from San Francisco Bay drowns at Lake Tahoe

Jul. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 34-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man who drowned at Lake Tahoe as a U.S. Army veteran who worked as a correctional officer for the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The Douglas County sheriff's office says bystanders pulled Andreiam Jeffrey Arqueza from...

3 historic lighthouses on the Great Lakes to be auctioned

Jul. 18, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three historic Great Lakes lighthouses owned by the federal government are going on the auction block. They include Lake Huron's Poe Reef lighthouse. That lighthouse 6 miles east of Cheboygan, Michigan, guides ships through a hazardous channel. The Ontonagon Breakwater...

California Gov. Newsom to keynote Lake Tahoe summit Aug. 20

Jul. 17, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will give the keynote address at the annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe being hosted this year by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein announced Wednesday that Newsom plans to focus on the effects of climate change and wildfires in the Tahoe...

3 cling to tree, rescued, after boat sinks in Texas lake

Jul. 17, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a man and his two children have been rescued from a Dallas-area lake after their boat sank and they were found clinging to upper branches of a partly submerged tree. Dallas Fire-Rescue officials say emergency personnel in a boat responded around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Ray...

A year after tragedy, Branson debates future of duck boats

Jul. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — One year after 17 people died when a boat sank on a Missouri lake near the tourist town of Branson, the question of whether the boats should return to the lake remains a topic of debate. Former Branson Mayor Karen Best had to inform the 17 victims' families that they had died when the...

State: Don't swim in Greenwood Lake or even touch the water

Jul. 17, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Swimming has been banned at another New Jersey lake due to the presence of an extensive harmful algal bloom. State environmental officials on Tuesday closed swimming areas on Greenwood Lake, which stretches about nine miles between West Milford, New Jersey and Orange County in New...

Swimmer who apparently drowned in Lake Pueblo identified

Jul. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who apparently drowned while swimming near a marina at Lake Pueblo State Park. The Pueblo Chieftain reports witnesses called 911 after 38-year-old Federico Guzman disappeared underwater while trying to swim from the shore to the marina on...

Officials investigating report of alligator in Connecticut

Jul. 16, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are investigating a report that an alligator was spotted near a lake in East Lyme. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it received a report that a resident living near Powers Lake spotted a foot-long alligator from a...