• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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Springs & Seeps: Hopps Well (1:24,000)

Talc Spring
MOJA Spring ID: HOWE1
General Location:
East of Castle Peaks, California-Nevada Stateline
Elevation: 1400 m
History: grazing
Hydrogeology:
NA
Type of spring:
Seep
Vegetation:
Spring site covered with Typhus. Tamarisk also found on site.
Animal Use: quails and other birds
Aquatic biota:
NA
Ephemeral:
at best
Discharge:
dry
Water quality:
NA
Site Condition:
moderately disturbed
Type of disturbance: diversion, invasive vegetation
Type of infrastructure/diversion: Some pipe leads up to the spring for approximately 30 yards from an old, cement trough.
Photos: Yes

Did You Know?

photo of creosotebush

Creosote bush dominates the Mojave Desert landscape, growing on about seventy percent of Mojave Desert lands.