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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-

Did You Know?

SPRINGS PROVIDE OASES FOR FLORA AND FAUNA

Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.