The National Park Service seeks public comment on a project to improve Lassen Volcanic National Park’s water treatment system for Lost Creek Group Campground and Volcano Adventure Camp. This project is proposed to replace the surface water collection system with a subsurface source. If well drilling is successful, a small pump, water tank and treatment building would be constructed to serve these campgrounds.
The project is needed because during short periods, use of water from Lost Creek is intermittently interrupted by a flush of volcanic ash-laden sediment released from within the ground near the spring-fed origin of Lost Creek. At these times, the water does not meet state drinking water standards and water must be trucked to serve the Lost Creek and Volcano Adventure campgrounds. The public can view detailed project information and submit written comments on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/lostcreekwell.
The public comment period is open now through June 19. Comments submitted by mail should be postmarked no later than June 19. The National Park Service values input from the public. Although submitting comments through the project website is preferred, comments may also be mailed to:
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Attn: Improve Water Supply Project
P.O. Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063
The National Park Service values your interest and we look forward to your participation in this project. Should you require assistance to submit your comments, reach out to park staff via email at [email protected] or by calling (530) 595-4480.