City of Tombstone Special Use Permit, Coronado National Forest
Flooding and debris flows associated with the 2011 Monument Fire and previous flooding events in the Huachuca Mountains damaged some of the City of Tombstone’s water supply pipelines and spring developments. Some of the damage occurred in the Miller Peak Wilderness. Since 2011, the Forest Service has authorized Tombstone to repair or replace all of the water lines that were under special use permit and which were operational prior to the flood damage. Below are maps and photos of the areas and documents that described these approvals.
November 10, 2011--Press Release (Miller Spring)
Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch authorizes the City of Tombstone to repair a portion of their water system in the Huachuca Mountains on the Sierra Vista Ranger District. The work is authorized at Miller Spring, Miller Peak Wilderness.
December 26, 2011--Press Release (Huachuca Mountains)
Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch authorizes the City of Tombstone to complete additional repairs to their water system in the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista Ranger District. The work is authorized from the Forest Boundary to ¼ mile above, or west of, Gardner Spring, in the Miller Peak Wilderness.