Springs & Seeps: Granite Spring (1:24,000)

Granite Spring
MOJA Spring ID:
GRSP1
General Location: Halloran Summit
Elevation: 1136 m
History: NA
Hydrogeology:
NA
Type of spring:
NA
Vegetation:
NA
Animal Use:
NA
Aquatic biota:
NA
Ephemeral:
no
Discharge:
NA
Water quality:
NA
Site Condition:
NA
Type of disturbance:
livestock recreation diversion etc.
Type of infrastructure/diversion: Old bathtub filled with water supplied by underground seep.
Photos:
Yes

Henry Spring
MOJA Spring ID:
GRSP2
General Location:
Halloran Summit
Elevation:
830 m
History: pre-historic use, homestead, cattle grazing
Hydrogeology: NA
Type of spring:
Qanat
Vegetation:
Near the qanat are Amsinkia tesselata, Lepidium sp., weedy mustard, Schismus, Bromus rubens, herbaceous Fabaceae: Lotus/Melilotus. The Fabaceae, brome, and mustards are confined to the disturbed area. Typha in sandy soil, surface dry, wet below, with Bromus rubens, Cleomella, Schismus.
Animal Use: rabbits, quails, doves
Aquatic biota: none
Ephemeral:
no
Discharge:
none
Water quality:
pH: 7.97, Conductivity: 1505 (µS/cm), DO: 6.0 mg/l, TDS: 748 mg/l, Salinity: 0.5 (0/00)
Site Condition: highly disturbed
Type of disturbance: livestock, diversion
Type of infrastructure/diversion:
Site consists of a 50’ long backhoed trench downgradient from a large excavated qanat. The qanat opening is shored up with large timbers. The steep walls of the trench are 6-8’ high, becoming deeply eroded.
Photos: Yes

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