Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Supai Village to complete flood restoration and re-open May 1

The Havasupai Tribe announced today that they expect to open Supai Village to tourists and visitors again by May 1, after restoring trails, bridges, and campgrounds from damage that occurred during flooding last August.

AZGS geologist Brian Gootee has been in the canyon since Saturday, working with the Tribe to review progress on restoring trails and stabilizing stream banks and hillsides, and to make recommendations for further work. [right, credit Havasupai Tribe]

Brian's daily progress reports and photos show tremendous progress as the Tribe has worked tirelessly since last summer to repair the damage and protect sensitive areas from future damage. Brian and fellow AZGS geologist Ann Youberg spent a week in the canyon last fall, assessing damage and making recommendations that were subsequently adopted by the Tribe.

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