River Clean Up

Published by The Bee News

August 25, 2020

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City to Hold Clean Up Event

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ. – – On Thursday, August 27th, the Bureau of Reclamation will reduce the amount of water released from Davis Dam to approximately 2,000 cubic feet per second as part of a program to help reduce the nuisance caddisfly population along the Colorado River.

The City of Bullhead City is also taking this opportunity of very low water levels to hold a River Clean-up event on the same day. Volunteers are being sought to help clean up along the shoreline.

The River Clean-up will be held on Thursday, August 27, from 6 – 9 a.m. at Community Park, Rotary Park and the Colorado River Nature Center. City employees will be at each of the three locations to assist volunteers and trash bags will be available on the beaches. Canoe and Kayak users are also encouraged to assist in the clean-up. Volunteers will need to bring their own water, gloves, trash grabbers, sunscreen and appropriate clothing such as a hat and closed-toe shoes.

Riverfront residents and businesses are also urged to take this opportunity to conduct dock, boat, and property maintenance. Recommended maintenance activities may include washing or scrubbing the hulls of boats, under docks, and portions of seawalls, jetties, or other structures typically submerged under the one-unit water release line.

All river users and volunteers should be aware that these lower than normal river flows may expose or create natural hazards such as unstable riverbanks, floating or submerged debris or other unfamiliar obstacles. All volunteers assume their own risk while cleaning the river.

For more information, please call Darlene Senio in the Human Services Department at (928) 763-9400 ext. 418.

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