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Pipeline Break in Grand Canyon Inner Canyon Hikers Should Be Prepared to Treat and Filter Creek Water

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Date: May 25, 2012
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Due to a pipeline break in the inner canyon near Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park, rangers are advising hikers to be prepared to access and treat or filter creek water below Supai Tunnel and above Phantom Ranch on the North Kaibab Trail.

Potable water is currently not available at Roaring Springs or Cottonwood Campground on the North Kaibab Trail.

Potable water is available on the North and South Rims, at locations along the Bright Angel Trail at Phantom Ranch, and at Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail.  

The National Park Service expects to have the pipeline repaired sometime early next week.

For additional information, please contact one of the Backcountry Information Centers within Grand Canyon National Park at: South Rim - 928-638-7875 or North Rim - 928-638-7868.

                                                            -NPS-

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT AT THE GRAND CANYON

President Theodore Roosevelt said of Grand Canyon, "Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see."