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    National Preserve California

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  • Lower speed limits are temporarily in effect until road damage can be repaired

    The Superintendent has temporarily reduced the posted speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph on all roads within the preserve as road crews work to repair damage from recent heavy rains. Call 760 252-6108 for more information.

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Springs & Seeps: Soda Lake South (1:24,000)

Spring Name: Alkaline Spring
General Location: Soda Lake (Soda Lake South)
Elevation: 258 m
History: Alkaline Spring is located right off the historic Mojave Road at the edge of Soda Lake and has some historic and pre-historic significance. Remnants of a drinker and piping are still visible.
Hydrogeology: The spring was located at the edge of a wet playa.
Type of spring: Dry
Vegetation: One mesquite tree and grasses
Animals using spring: None
Aquatic biota: None
Ephemeral: no, dry, even during wet weather
Discharge: dry
Water quality: n/a
Site Condition: moderately disturbed
Type of disturbance: historic diversion and drinker
Type of infrastructure/diversion: 20 meters of historic piping and the rusted remnants of a drinker are present.
Photos: no

Did You Know?

photo of mojave mound cactus bloom

Mojave National Preserve was established in 1994 through the California Desert Protection Act. Now managed by the National Park Service, the area was known as the East Mojave Scenic Area, under the Bureau of Land Management.