San Pedro water - safe or not?

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te_wa
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San Pedro water - safe or not?

Post by te_wa » Apr 05 2005 7:44 pm

ive heard that the water in the San Pedro is unclean, not safe to filter.
It does look like a neat area tho
anybody have info?
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Post by mttgilbert » Apr 05 2005 8:38 pm

Is is acidic or saline or something? or could it be purified?


(or is that what you're wondering?)
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Post by john.roach » Apr 05 2005 9:10 pm

It is highly recomended use a carbon pre-filter due to possible heavy metal contamination. You must contact the BLM in Sierra Vista at (520) 439-6400 for current information because sometimes of the year (mostly summer) floods cause run of from the mines and fields near Canena, Mexico to come north arcoss the border causing unsafe water. There are several springs along the river though that provide fresh uncontaminated water if you draw from the source. I'm doing the new trail this weekend and I will give grids to the spings in the write up.

On a side note, if any of you want to do any hiking/need info in the Cochise County area, just send me a PM. I've lived here on and of for nearly 20 years.

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Post by te_wa » Apr 06 2005 3:11 pm

I dunno matt. Its what the Falcon guide says. but then again, Falcon guide...

hey John, do you know the Berty's in Hereford?
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Post by john.roach » Apr 06 2005 3:37 pm

mikeinFHAZ wrote:hey John, do you know the Berty's in Hereford?
No, sorry. Good folks?

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