Pipeline on the Precipice - Grand Canyon North Rim - Grand Canyon in Depth 1 day ago   09:04

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The Trans-Canyon Pipeline was built in the late 1960's and supplies all of Grand Canyon National Park's drinking water. From its source at Roaring Springs on the North Rim, water travels 15 miles through an aging pipeline to reach the South Rim of the park. Over the past decade the pipeline has suffered numerous leaks, fissures, and breaks. Full replacement of the TCP is currently estimated at around $150 million.

"Guaranteed water to the South Rim is in peril as long as we have the existing pipeline and infrastructure in place. If we don’t have that, then everybody goes home." Grand Canyon National Park Superintnedent, Dave Uberuaga.

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https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/photosmultimedia/grand-canyon-in-depth.htm

Produced by the National Park Service in association with Bristlecone Media and Grand Canyon Association, the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park.

Comments 41 Comments

Robert Craig
WHY NOT RAISE THE PRICE OF ADMISSION INTO THE PARK FOR ALL VISITORS AND FIX THE PROBLEM. GOD, WE ARE SO FUCKING STUPID IN THIS SOCIETY.
TIMFO inc.
Las Vegas , Nebada must stop water flow to this land. They did on purpose...jealousy. However, in deep water is running to this ancient magnificient place connect to Mexico.
Brian Garrow
How about Bill Gates or Paul Allen donating the funds to rebuild the pipeline? They have the money, it would be great public relations and it would help the people who live and work in the canyon. and it would be tax deductible!
Cindy Russell
What about Crowdsourcing? Since Congress is too cheap to appropriate the funds.
Dennis Buck
I will trade two pipe lines or Glen Canyon Dam.
bumblesyukon
is there no way to get water from a source on the South Rim?? seems like that would be alot cheaper and easier?? i have spent time on the navajo reservation on the south rim and they have water. where are they getting it from?
Tusayan's Future
Visit eenews.net/stories/1060028827 for a good overview of alternatives to replacing the Trans Canyon Pipeline that are being explored. Could save taxpayers money and prevent using water from Canyon streams and the local aquifer.
Mike Swankhouse
Having ran this river in October on a private trip I hope a good share of our permit money went to fund this project. The park staff we encountered on our trip were great. The ranger giving our briefing at Lee's Ferry was doing his first ever briefing and was a cool guy.

Thank you Park Service for preserving this treasure.
Mike Swankhouse
Bigfoot spotted in the background at 1:17. PROOF! :)
Arizona Chuckwalla
We now have the technology to drill a well at the South Rim without ripping up the Canyon... why are we re-doing this again? It's old technology, it destroys the natural environment of the Canyon, and the water from a well would be coming from the same aquifer. Plus, it would be a lot cheaper! It just doesn't make sense anymore. Please think people!
Jonathan Beck
Good video. Seems like the town and the park should share the cost as the town of Tusayn is the major beneficiary of all that water at the rim.
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North Rim - Grand Canyon in Depth Pipeline on the Precipice - Grand Canyon 1 day ago   08:22

There is something about the North Rim of Grand Canyon that invokes a sense of solitude and serenity. This is a place that invites you to slow down, to ponder, to feel your own innate creativity, and to fall in love with landscape. With Park Ranger Jessica Pope.

An audio described version of this video is located on this page:
https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/photosmultimedia/grand-canyon-in-depth.htm

Grand Canyon In Depth is a video podcast series that explores the natural and human history of Grand Canyon National Park. Join park rangers, scientists, and historians as they take us beyond the rim of the canyon to discover the diversity of life and the extraordinary beauty of Grand Canyon National Park.

Produced by the National Park Service in association with Bristlecone Media and Grand Canyon Association, the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park.