Bad Day at Blackrock – Desertification in the name of mitigation

TS1 and TS3: a tale of two sites A wildfire in early July 2007 burnt a large area on the valley floor, including two permanent monitoring sites established close to Blackrock Springs under the Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement. Both sites were grass-dominated and mapped as groundwater dependent meadow when established in 1987 and 1988. … Read more

Desertification As Usual: Groundwater Management Under The Inyo-LA Long Term Water Agreement

Note: The article below was written in 2005. In 2013 only a few edits were necessary. The problems discussed have only worsened since the article was first posted. Also see our Blackrock and Symmes Disaster pages or our groundwater brochure [PDF] Introduction  Figure 2. This pedestal sports living sprigs of meadow bunchgrass, Sporobolus airoides, in this photo taken in 2007. The … Read more