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Springs & Seeps: Indian Spring (1:24,000)
CANE SPRING GROUP (CSG)
Cane Spring east, north, west, west (top), south seep
MOJA Spring ID(s): INSP 1-4, 6
General Location: Indian Spring
Elevation: 978 – 1045 m
Type of spring: NA
Vegetation: Pluchea, Anemopsis, Baccharis (Cane Spring east). Riparian vegetation grows in the drainages of Cane Spring south seep. Anemopsis californica w/B. sergiloides , Asteraceae shrub, Baccharis sergiloides, Isomeris arborea, wetland monocot; tall, dry, pithy-reedy stem, Nicotiana under rock with dead cholla , Pluchea sericea; grass in lower pool, small, sedge-ish plant, algae in pool, grass & Typha at Cane Spring west.
Animal Use: deer, burro, Say's phoebe, Ruby crowned kinglet, tad poles, frogs, Big Horn Sheep
Aquatic biota: NA
Discharge: <1 l/m
Water quality: At Cane Spring west (top): pH: 8.48, Conductivity: 1588 (µS/cm), TDS: 791 mg/l
Site Condition: Cane Spring west (top) is a natural desert spring! Situated in a stream channel within a lava flow. The seepy/wet area is stratigraphically below the lava. Surface water and small flow for approx. ½ mile. Ample burro signs; many bones; great plant diversity.
Type of disturbance: NA
Type of infrastructure/diversion: At Cane Spring east, there is an eroded or dug-out area where water drips from the top.
Did You Know?
Park or preserve?
Like other parks with the designation of "national preserve," Mojave National Preserve is managed under the same guidelines as national parks. The main difference is that hunting is allowed in national preserves, but not in national parks.