September 9, 2013 - Update from the Tehachapi District of California State Parks:
Work is progressing on time and on budget with the reopening of Providence Mountains / Mitchell Caverns. Work continues under the direction of a crew from Inland Empire with help from the CCC crew from Riverside. The dormitory has had the most work done with all new insulation, drywall, windows, doors and paint on the outside. Painting has been completed on the visitor center, residence #1 and the dormitory.
A contract for a Geophysical Survey to be conducted to find a new source of water is underway. A new 10,000 gallon steel water tank is being installed as the historic reservoir is leaking and is too costly to repair. Soon a new bridge will be installed to replace the very old and tired bridge in the caverns. Stay tuned for future updates!