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Pipeline Repair Complete at Grand Canyon National Park Services Resume at Phantom Ranch

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Date: June 29, 2013
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Contact: Vanya Pryputniewicz, 928-638-7628

Grand Canyon, AZGrand Canyon National Park staff have completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline. Crews are monitoring the re-pressurization of the pipeline, which should be completed by noon on Sunday, June 30. Xanterra South Rim LLC will resume operations Sunday; guests at Phantom Ranch are being advised that water restrictions may resume if another break occurs during re-pressurization.

Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch should be self-sufficient and be prepared to treat all drinking water.  Water has been restored along the North Kaibab Trail at Roaring Springs Day Use Area and Cottonwood Campground, but hikers should be prepared for intermittent outages.

All Grand Canyon trails remain open and all other park operations remain normal. The
National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 8 pm Sunday. Extreme temperatures of up to 116 degrees are expected within the park along the Colorado River. The National Park Service encourages all hikers to be prepared and to Hike Smart. More information is available on the park website at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-tips.htm.

 

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