10 Unusual Facts About Water in Grand Canyon

1) The Colorado River does not supply Grand Canyon National Park's drinking water
2) Drinking water for 2,500 residents and 4.5 million visitors a year comes from a park spring
2) Roaring Springs on the North Rim, provides the drinking water supply for the entire park.
2) A sixty-year-old pipeline carries water 17 miles (27.4 km) to the South Rim
2) The "Trans-canyon" Pipeline breaks often and requires expensive repairs.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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