Moraine Campground Closure 7/31

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Moraine Campground Closure 7/31

Post by maverick » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:10 pm

Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park is experiencing critically low water capacity.

The Cedar Grove water system gets its water from Sheep Creek which no longer has the capacity needed to continue all services. The park has reduced or eliminated the following services until water storage tanks are replenished and source capacity is sufficient, allowing services to be re-established.

- Moraine Campground is closed

- Visitor showers and laundry facilities located in the Cedar Grove Village are closed

A phased closure of Moraine Campground will begin today. There are currently about 40 sites occupied. Campground rangers are making contact with visitors in those sites, and they will have until Noon tomorrow, August 1, to vacate or relocate to a different campground.

Moraine campground is closed to all new campers, and is one of only two walk-up sites in Cedar Grove. Sheep Creek is the remaining campground in Cedar Grove, but is expected to fill quickly before the weekend.

Visitors and employees can help by minimizing water usage and notifying park employees of dripping or leaking faucets. With Grant Grove public showers also closed this year, the only public showers available in the parks are in Lodgepole.

The park is aggressively analyzing water usage to determine if there are any unknown leaks at this time. We are expecting to have more information on Thursday, August 2, and an update will be sent at that time.

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