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Forest Service reports water shortage at Little Grass Valley rec sites

While lake levels are still good, the recreation facilities at Little Grass Valley Reservoir on the Plumas National Forest Feather River Ranger District are being affected by water shortages.

There is limited water available at Little Beaver, Running Deer and Red Feather Campgrounds.  Water conservation in these areas is critical to help prolong the existing water resources.

The water system is extremely limited due to ongoing drought reducing spring flows and the ability for the system to naturally regenerate with potable water.

Typically, the system is stressed mid to late summer.  This week a major break in the water system drained the tank.

Temporary measures were taken for the campgrounds to remain open this weekend.  District employees are working on identifying short- and long-term solutions.  More information will be shared as solutions solidify.

The Little Grass Valley dump station and water are closed.  The Wyandotte dump station is still available.

Campers, whether using a tent or Recreational Vehicle (RV), should bring their own water.  If using the recreation facilities at Little Grass Valley Reservoir, faucets should be completely turned off and not allowed to run for prolonged periods.

If leaks or water problems are observed at the campgrounds, please contact the Feather River Ranger District at 530-534-6500.

For more information on the Plumas National Forest, visit www.fs.usda.gov/plumas, follow the forest on Twitter @USFSPlumas or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas

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