Crater Lake park to truck in water during shut-off

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Water shutoffs in the upper Klamath Basin brought on by a drought will soon include the creek that supplies water to Crater Lake National Park.

But Superintendent Craig Ackerman told The Associated Press on Monday the park will stay open through the summer with an emergency conservation plan, which includes trucking in water, turning off campground showers and deploying 120 portable toilets.

State watermasters starting shutting off irrigation diversions for ranches in the upper Klamath Basin last month due to drought and the approval of a system of water rights that gives the oldest to the Klamath Tribes for fisheries conservation.

Watermaster Scott White says the shut-off to the park could come this week.