⚠ Boil Water Order for Old Town subdivision on Mt. Charleston Learn more here

⚠ Boil Water Order for Old Town subdivision on Mt. Charleston

⚠ Boil Water Order for Old Town subdivision on Mt. Charleston

Response and recovery efforts continue on Mount Charleston.


While the Las Vegas Valley Water District has successfully restored water service to all residents in Echo, Cathedral Rock and Rainbow, work continues in Old Town to install new water system pipelines, valves, water meters and related infrastructure severely damaged from the August flood.

Pending any unforeseen delays from weather, construction challenges, or other unidentified issues, it is the LVVWD’s goal to complete all work in Old Town by the end of November. This is an aggressive timeline for the work, and crews are racing to complete the installations before the winter freeze.

To ensure that all properties in Old Town can be reconnected to the water system when ready, it is necessary for ALL Old Town residents to ensure their property’s on-site water line is functioning and available for connection to the water meter.

The LVVWD is handling repairs to the community’s water system, and property owners in Old Town are responsible for any repairs to their privately owned on-site water line, ensuing the home’s plumbing system is available and functional to convey water from the meter to the home.

Homes that do not have on-site water lines ready for connection will not be reconnected to the water system by the LVVWD’s contractor, and property owners will need to coordinate with a plumber or contractor to connect their home to the new meter after it is installed. Homeowners should expect water meters to be positioned in the same location as before the flood event.

A list of local plumbers and contractors capable of performing this type of work at property owners’ cost is available on the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s website as part of SNWA’s Water Smart Plumber program.

More information is available via the LVVWD website.


Currently, SR-157 is closed to public access past the junction with SR-158 (Deer Creek Rd). SR-156 is closed at U.S. 95. Parts of each highway are extremely hazardous and only open to residents, emergency vehicles, and utility and construction crews. Residents should limit their trips to essential travel only. SR-158 will remain closed to public travel. As of August 29, emergency road repair operations are happening seven days a week, including holidays. NDOT aims to have repairs completed in time for the upcoming winter season. Residents are being advised to limit travel for necessary reasons such as food, water, fuel and supplies, to keep the roads clear as much as possible for roadwork and repair operations. They also are being advised to drive slowly and cautiously on all roads on the mountain due to damage, road barricades that restrict some areas to one lane, and movement of personnel and heavy equipment.  

Electric service

As of the evening of Aug. 23, power had been restored to the entire Mt. Charleston community, including the Old Town, Echo and Cathedral Rock subdivisions in Kyle Canyon. 

Recreation area closure

Due to the historic flash flooding associated with Hurricane Hilary, all National Forest System areas, roads, and trails in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Developed Canyons (Lee, Kyle, and Deer Creek) described in the Forest Order are closed until further notice.

Forest Order | Map | Press Release with Additional Details | en español

Click here to enlarge Forest Service Closure Update Map sept 1 2023
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An area closure remains in effect for the developed recreation canyons (Lee, Kyle, and Deer Creek) of the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area (Mt. Charleston) accessed via Highway 156 (Lee Canyon) and Highway 157 (Kyle Canyon), and Highway 158 (Deer Creek)until further notice for public safety due to historic storm damage. This includes the Mack’s, Champion, and Blue Tree areas. The Springs Mountain Visitor Gateway, Lee Canyon Ski Resort, and all trails, picnic areas, and campgrounds remain closed. Additional details and a closure map are available on our website. This Forest Order does not apply to private parcels, state highways, or any other non-Forest Service property within the boundaries of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.

The Forest Service urges the public to stay away from the closed developed canyons at Mt. Charleston due to evolving hazardous conditions. Undercut roads, washed-out trails, damage to power and water lines, falling trees, shifting flood paths, water in areas not typically seen, and significant debris flows currently exist. Additional weather-related damage is possible in the coming weeks. Partner agencies are continuing assessment and stabilization efforts as it is safe to do so and beginning to plan for long-term recovery.

Dispersed recreation in more remote areas such as Cold Creek, Willow Creek, Potosi, Cottonwood Pass, Lovell Canyon, Wheeler Wash, Mt. Stirling and Johnny reopened September 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. Carpenter and Wallace Canyons roads are currently inaccessible by 4x4 due to washouts. Other areas including Clark and Trout Canyons may also have impacts. Use caution in all areas as hazards may still exist. Roads may be covered with debris and have undercutting and shoulder loss due to flooding. Plan to be self-sufficient and check current weather conditions. Since there are no facilities, you must bring your own water, camp at least 100 feet from all water sources, and dig a hole at least six inches deep for disposal of human waste.

Community updates

Officials from Clark County, the Mount Charleston Fire Protection District, and other agencies have been holding in-person neighborhood meetings with Kyle Canyon residents to provide updates, information and address questions.

Clark County continues to post regular updates on its social media sites @ClarkCountyNV and the storm information page on this webpage: 

Tropical Storm Hilary Information Page

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