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Updated Jun 28, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Broken pipe creates water shortage at canyon ranch

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the
Grand Canyon has suspended overnight services because the pipeline supplying
water is leaking.

National Park Service officials say that’s creating a water shortage at the
historic overnight spot in the canyon.

The Trans-Canyon Pipeline carries water throughout the canyon.

Park officials said Friday that the pipeline has a series of breaks two miles
north of the ranch, causing park officials to shut down overnight operations.

Crews are working to fix the problem and the water is expected to be restored
by Saturday.

All canyon trails remain open, but park officials caution hikers going to
Phantom Ranch or the Bright Angel campground to be self-sufficient.

They say hikers should bring plenty of water and the necessary water filtration
equipment to treat natural running water.

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