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Waterfowl

p 7 (Carr) Duck hunting, mostly mallards - Grant Lake to Hwy 395

p 7 (Carr) Duck hunting - north shore of Mono Lake

p 8 (Carr) Ruddy ducks, mallards - Mono Lake

p 8 (Carr) Duck hunting - north shore of Mono Lake

p 19 (Carr) Ducks and geese - mouth of Lee Vining Creek

p 25 (Carr) Ducks on the springs - Hansen property, north shore

p 30 (Carr) Canada geese wintered in the Mono Basin 1920's, 30's

p 32 (Carr) Birds on Mono Lake, thousands of grebes

 

Vegetation

p 1 (Carr) Willows near the mouth - Rush Creek

p 9 (Carr) Willows, trees near the mouth - Mill Creek

p 13 (Carr) Pine, willow, cottonwood, aspen - lower Lee Vining Creek

p 14 (Carr) No significant meadows - lower Lee Vining Creek

p 14 (Carr) Riparian corridor 20 to 30 feet each side - Lee Vining Creek

p 14 (Carr) At the delta, more grassland, smaller trees, no pine trees - Lee Vining Creek

p 24 (Carr) North shore of Mono Lake, meadows and willows

p 37 (Carr) Algae floating on Mono Lake

p 41 (Carr) Grey-green algae on surface of Mono Lake in blops

 

Hydrology

p 2 (Carr) Rush Creek, near the mouth, was slow and deep, 3 feet deep and 20 feet across

p 7 (Carr) Deep water for ducks - Grant dam to hwy 395, Rush Creek

p 9 (Carr) North shore, near County Park area packed with lagoons

p 9 (Carr) Flow fluctuations, levels - Mill Creek

p 10 (Carr) Smaller boulders, baseball size - Mill Creek

p 13 (Carr) Slow and deep moving - Lee Vining Creek

p 14 (Carr) Pools, rushing water, and backwater - Lee Vining Creek

p 15 (Carr) Big pools - Lee Vining Creek

p 17 (Carr) Mouth of Lee Vining Creek, fast, deep and wide, no pools

p 19 (Carr) Lee Vining Creek never went dry when SCE managed it

p 24 (Carr) Large spring near Hanson propery, north shore, produced as much water as Mill Creek

p 40 (Carr) Mono Craters Tunnel tapped groundwater under June Lake

p 41 (Carr) Mono Lake would freeze up to 1/4 inch thick

 

Recreation

p 9 (Carr) Beaches on north shore were very sandy, easy for stalking ducks

p 12 (Carr) Jack rabbit, and cottontail hunting around Lee Vining

p 16 (Carr) Fishing with worms and salmon eggs on lower Lee Vining Creek, ten or twelve in an hour, through back ones under 10 inches

p 19 (Carr) Duck hunting was not very good at the mouth of Lee Vining Creek

p 24 (Carr) Sandy beach, swam every day in Mono Lake

p 31 (Carr) Up until 1930's, sport hunting with retreivers was popular on Mono Lake

 

Agriculture

p 9 (Carr) DeChambeau, Thompson, and Conway used water from Mill Creek to irrigate

p 11 (Carr) Irrigation ditch ran through present town Lee Vining, near the Chris Mattly house

p 25 (Carr) Ranches along Rush Creek, vegetables irrigated by creek

p 25 (Carr) Chris Mattly had cattle that he would herd near the lake (about one hundred head)

p 26 (Carr) Cattle would feed on bunch grass near Sammanns Ranch

 

Cultural

p 28 (Carr) Captain John and Paiute family lived near Sammanns Springs

 

Wildlife

p 10 (Carr) Mill Creek was not a good fishing stream from highway 395 to Mono Lake, but above 395 to Lundy Lake, it was very good

p 16 (Carr) Rush Creek had 12 to 16" cutthroat trout

p 17 (Carr) Cutthroat, eastern, brookies, not many rainbows in Rush Creek - eastern brook trout in Lee Vining Creek

p 18 (Carr) Water at the spillway and fish trying to swim up it - Lee Vining Creek

p 34 (Carr) Gulls weren't as common

p 35 (Carr) Now crows in Bishop as a kid

p 36 (Carr) Not many deer

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