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Some campsites are still without drinking water

A few White River National Forest campgrounds are still without potable water, including the Difficult campground above Aspen, according to the U.S. Forest Service.Over the past few weeks, officials have combed Colorado campgrounds to test and monitor the water available to users. Drinkable water has been trucked to areas with unfit wells, and some campground hosts have made bottled water available. (New wells and water systems will eventually be installed in these areas, Forest Service officials say.)Campers are encouraged to tote their own water during their outings, in case potable water is not available.”For the most part, our campgrounds have ample drinking water, but we are still encouraging campers to bring along extra water, since many of our aquifers have not fully recovered from the drought,” said Forest Supervisor Martha Ketelle in a press release.The following White River National Forest campgrounds are open with limited drinking water available to users:-Little Mattie and Little Maud near Ruedi Reservoir.-Chapman campground near Chapman Reservoir.-Prospector, Heaton Bay and Lowry campgrounds in Summit County.The following campgrounds are still without potable water:-McDonald Flats, Pine Cove and Windy Point campgrounds in Summit County.-Camp Hale and Hornsilver campgrounds near Camp Hale.-Yoeman Park and Fulford campgrounds in Eagle County.-Trappers Lake, Northfork and Southfork campgrounds near Trappers Lake.Signs have been posted to warn campers against drinking from faucets that have not been approved by the state.With the exception of the Trappers Lake campground on the Flat Tops, all open campgrounds have water available for extinguishing campfires, the release states. Most campground restrooms come equipped with water, as well.For more information on specific White River National Forest campgrounds, call 920-1664.


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