Crews finish repairs to break in Grand Canyon pipeline

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Crews have completed repairs to a break in a pipeline at the Grand Canyon that had renewed calls for visitors to conserve water.

Grand Canyon National Park officials say the break occurred late Monday.

Repairs began Wednesday and were completed by Friday.

During that time, hikers were told to carry their own drinking water and be prepared to filter creek water.

The pipeline break cut off water supplies at Roaring Springs and the Cottonwood Campground on the North Kaibab Trail leading to the North Rim.

Grand Canyon gets its water from an aquifer that feeds Roaring Springs on the canyon's northern end. The water then gets piped to the North Rim and South Rim.

Work began in January to replace a half-mile section of a water pipeline near Phantom Ranch.

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