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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Has Running Water Again

Staff Report
The Associated Press

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Carlsbad Caverns National Park officials say water has been restored after freezing temperatures damaged a crucial pipe line.

Officials say all park services are up and running and there are no water restrictions thanks to an interim bypass pipeline.

According to park spokeswoman Valerie Gohlke, the 4-inch bypass pipeline temporarily replaces 7,000 feet of broken pipeline.

Below freezing temperatures around New Year's weekend resulted in the bursting of the park's above-ground main water supply line. The park has been without water for three weeks with only some facilities operating.

The park will break ground next month on a long-term solution in the form of a project to bury the line.

The project is slated for completion in early May.

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