June 29, 2013
Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Vanya Pryputniewicz, 928-638-7628
Grand Canyon, AZ –Grand 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.