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Water system shut down at Panther Flat campground

EUREKA- Campgrounds in the Six Rivers National Forest are starting to feel the effects of the statewide drought.

The Panther Flat campground on the Gasquet Ranger District National Recreation Area of the forest shut down water systems Thursday after reported “extraordinarily low water levels” in the well that supplies the grounds.

Forest service officials say one faucet remains on temporarily, but a complete shut off of all water to the campground is possible in the near future.

Campers in the area are being advised to bring their own drinking and camp water.