MALPAIS SPRINGS (MAS)
Malpais Springs (upper and lower)
MOJA Spring IDs: HAPE1, CAPE 3
General Location: Between Castle Peaks and state line
Elevation: 1378 & 1400 m
Type of spring: Rheocrene
Vegetation: Willows dominate the wash in this area (lower).
Animal Use: NA
Aquatic biota: NA
Water quality: NA
Site Condition: moderately disturbed
Type of disturbance: livestock, diversion
Type of infrastructure/diversion: Old, destroyed spring box found near left bank beneath a large growth of willows (lower). Water is piped from the source located beneath a bedrock wall at the last "wide" spot in the canyon. Two blue, bucket drinkers are located about 50 yards downstream of the source. They contain approximately 10 gallons of water with a small overflow for another 5 yards down the wash.