Eastern Mojave Vegetation Grant Lake, Mono County, California.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Rush Creek.

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Reservoir on Rush Creek.

There was a dam at Grant Lake before it became a reservoir for the LADWP. Increased irrigation demands in the early part of the twentieth century prompted the construction of a dam at Grant Lake in 1915 which was subsequently enlarged in 1926.

Elevation: 7136ft, 2175m.

Articles that refer to this location:


Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Bursik, Marcus and Kerry Sieh. 1989. Range Front Faulting and Volcanism in the Mono Basin, Eastern California. Journal of Geophysical Research. 94(111):15,587-15,609. {TAS-pdf}
  • Putnam, William C. 1949. Quaternary geology of the June Lake district, California. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 60: 1281-1302. {TAS-pdf}
  • Putnam, William C. 1950. Moraine and shoreline relationships at Mono Lake, California. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 61: 115-122. {TAS-pdf}
  • Vorster, Peter, and G. Mathais Kondolf. 1988. The effect of water management and land use practices on the restoration of Lee Vining and Rush Creeks. California Riparian Systems Conference, Septermber 22-24, 1988, Davis, California. U. S. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-119. {TAS-pdf}

Area Plant Lists that contain this location:

Species collected at or near this location:


Juniperus grandis R. P. Adams. Sierra Juniper, Western Juniper


Pinus contorta Loudon murrayana (Grev. & Balf.) Critchf. Sierra Lodgepole Pine



Artemisia tridentata Nutt. tridentata. Big Sagebrush


Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt. viscidiflorus. Yellow Rabbitbrush



Madia gracilis (Sm.) D. D. Keck & J. C. Clausen ex Applegate. Grassy Tarweed


Tetradymia canescens DC. Spineless Horsebush


Phacelia humilis Torr. & A. Gray. Low Phacelia

Phacelia humilis Torr. & A. Gray dudleyi J. T. Howell. Dudley's Phacelia

Phacelia ramosissima Douglas ex Lehm. Branching Phacelia


Lupinus argenteus Pursh heteranthus (S. Watson) Barneby. Tailcup lupine


Monardella follettii (Jeps.) Jokerst. Follett's Monardella


Mentzelia congesta Torr. & A. Gray. United Blazing Star


Abronia villosa S. Watson. Desert Sand Verbena


Taraxia tanacetifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) Piper. Tansy-Leaved Suncup


Castilleja chromosa A. Nelson. Desert Indian Paintbrush

Castilleja linariifolia Benth. Wyoming Indian Paintbrush


Eriogonum baileyi S. Watson baileyi. Bailey's Buckwheat

Eriogonum elatum Douglas ex Benth. elatum. Tall Woolly Buckwheat

Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. nevadense Gand. Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat

Eriogonum umbellatum Torr. umbellatum. Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat


Holodiscus discolor (Pursh) Maxim. microphyllus (Rydb.) Jeps. Ocean Spray


Populus tremuloides Michx. Quaking Aspen

Salix. Willow

Salix lutea Nutt. Yellow Willow

Salix scouleriana Barratt ex Hook. Scouler's Willow


Heuchera rubescens Torr. Pink Alumroot



Alopecurus carolinianus Walter.


Bromus carinatus Hook. & Arn. marginatus (Steud.) Barkworth & Anderton.


Melica stricta Bol. Rock Melicgrass


Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. Needle and Thread

Stipa nevadensis B. L. Johnson. Nevada Needlegrass


Hordeum brachyantherum Nevski. Meadow Barley

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Date and time this article was prepared:8:38:59 PM, 10/27/2017.