Zion National Park considers changes to permit system after group killed in flood

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 14:07:25-04

ZION NATIONAL PARK - Zion National Park is considering changing its permit system when it comes to back-country exploration.

The park is also reevaluating the whole operation, from what information it gathers from the National Weather Service to what information it supplies to those who visit.

Parks rangers said they are performing an "after-action review" to check to see if they believe the park may have done anything wrong.

The park said it is in constant contact with the NWS and posts weather conditions on each permit as well as on social media.

Currently, the park does not issue permits if there is a moderate risk or expected flash flood.

However, those actions could change after the review.