Saturday, August 03, 2013

Havasupai hit again by flood - drinking water lost

The Havasupai Tribe was hit by floodwaters again last week, knocking out the water supply for the village.   Floods appear to have been hitting Havasu Creek more frequently in recent years, although most of the problems have been downstream impacting trails, campgrounds and visitor facilities.    This time, newspaper reports say that Supai Village was hit by the flood.

A Phoenix-area foodbank sent most of their bottled water to the village as a stop-gap effort.

[Right, Havasu Creek following the 2008 flood.  My photo]


  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Is there any actual evidence that floods have been occuring more frequently over the last say 100 years?

    1. My comment was anecdotal based on the number of damaging events the AZGS has responded to in the past 6-7 years. The data should be available to quantify this.