Cluff Ponds 3 to be back to normal in 11 days

Birders scan the skies at Cluff Ranch Ponds No. 3. - Contributed Photo/Diane Drobka

GRAHAM COUNTY — Arizona Game and Fish announced that the water level at Cluff Ranch Pond No. 3 should return to normal in a little over a week.

Water is being pumped from the pond in order to replace a dam valve. That work is expected to be complete in no more than 11 days. The new valve will enable Game and Fish to refill Cluff Ranch Pond No. 1, as well as better control flooding in the area.

The road to the pond will be closed one the draining is complete; however hikers will still be able to access the pond and there are no bag limits on fishing.