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Mono Basin Draft EIR Appendices

The Appendices cover Appendix A through X (except Appendix Q and all figures and some tables, which are only available at this time in hard copy).

Appendix A Mono Lake Monthly Water Balance Model (8K)
  • Methods for Estimating Terms
  • Available Hydrologic Data
  • Previous Mono Lake Water Balance Models
  • Vorster Model
  • LADWP Model
  • Mono Lake Bathymetry
  • Evaporation and Precipitation
  • Unmeasured Inflows
  • Model Calibration with Observed Lake-Level Fluctuations
  • Citations

 

Table A-1 Bathymetry of Mono Lake (8K)
Table A-2 Monthly Evaporation Estimates for Mono Lake (8K) 

Figures A-1 through A-7 only available in hard copy.

 

Appendix B Common and Scientific Names of Animal Species Mentioned in the Report  (19K)

 

Appendix C California Gulls at Mono Lake since 1900: Population Trends, Survivorship, and  Reproduction Success (59K) 
  • Populations from 1900 to 1940
  • Populations from 1941 to 1975
  • Populations from 1976 to 1988
  • Populations from 1989 through 1992
  • Populations from 1989 through 1992
  • Survivorship
  • Estimation of population growth rate
  • Factors affecting reproductive success
  • Citations 

 

Table C-1 Estimated Number of Adult California Gulls Nesting at Mono Lake between 1916 and 1938 (8K) 
Table C-2 Estimated Number of Adult California Gulls Nesting at Mono Lake between 1950 and 1975 (8K)
Table C-3 Estimated Number (or Percentage) of Adult California Gulls Nesting at Mono Lake Since 1976 (8K)

 

Appendix D 1991 Wildlife Habitat Inventory and Analysis (88K)
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Study areas
  • Study Team
  • Methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Citations

 

Table D-1 Wildlife Habitats and Equivalent Vegetation Communities (8K)
Table D-2 Summary of Survey Effort by Habitat Type (8K)
Table D-3 Numbers of Species Observed during Surveys of Mono Basin and Upper Owens River (8K) 
Table D-4 Species Observed in Each Habitat Type (8K)
Table D-5 Wildlife Habitat Indices (WHI), Acreages, and Wildlife Habitat Unit (WHU) Values under Prediversion and 1991 Conditions (8K)
Table D-6 Acreages of Mature Cottonwood-Willow Forest with Mid- and High-Canopy Foliage (8K)
Table D-7 Stepwise Multiple Regression Coefficients and P-Values of Univariate Analyses of Variance of Bird Diversity versus Plot Vegetation Characteristics (8K)
Table D-8 Correlation Coefficients of Bird Species Mean Density with Habitat Variables (8K)
Table D-9 Correlation Coefficients of Mammal Species Mean Density with Habitat Variables (8K)

Figures D-1 and D-2: Wildlife Survey Plots along Diverted Tributary Streams, and Wildlife Survey Plots at Mono Lake (138K)

 

Appendix E Special-Status Wildlife Species in Mono Basin and Upper Owens River Basin (68K) 
  • Invertebrates
  • Amphibians
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Citations

 

Table E-1 Special-Status Wildlife Species Occurring or Having the Potential to Occur in the Mono Lake Basin or Upper Owens River Areas (8K)

 

Appendix F Vegetation and Substrate Classification and Descriptions  (38K) 
  • Classification Methods
  • Descriptions
  • Citations

 

Table F-1 Common and Scientific Names of Plant Species in Mono Basin and Surrounding Area (8K)
Table F-2 Hierarchical Vegetation Classification of the Tributary Streams, Mono Lake Shoreline, and Upper Owens River (8K)

 

Appendix G Mono Lakebed Contours and Lake Surface Areas Developed by SWRCB Consultants (9K) 

 

Table G-1 Mono Lakebed Contours (8K)
Table G-2 Mono Lake Surface Areas (8K)

 

Appendix H Drought Analysis (12K) 
  • Droughts in the Historical Period
  • Analysis of the 1987-1992 Drought
  • Estimating Probabilities of Future Drought Intensities and Durations
  • Predicting Minimum Lake Levels from Prolonged Droughts

 

Table H-1 Droughts in the Historical Period (8K)
Table H-2 1987-1992 Drought History (8K)
Table H-3 Dry Year Sequences, 1895-1992 (8K)
Table H-4 Summary of Dry Year Sequences (8K)
Table H-5 Minimum Lake Levels for the Alternatives during Prolonged Drought (8K)
Table H-6 Drought Simulation - No-Restriction Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)
Table H-7 Drought Simulation - 6,372-Ft Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)
Table H-8 Drought Simulation - 6,377-Ft Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)
Table H-9 Drought Simulation - 6,383.5-Ft Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)
Table H-10 Drought Simulation - 6,390-Ft Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)
Table H-11 Drought Simulation - 6,410-Ft Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)
Table H-12 Drought Simulation - No-Diversion Alternative 60% of Normal Runoff (8K)

 

Appendix I Natural History of the Mono Lake Alkali Fly (30K)
  • Classification and Taxonomy
  • Life History
  • Effects of Environmental Factors on Development, Survival and Reproduction
  • Citations

 

Figures I-1 through I-6 are only available in hard copy

 

Appendix J Natural History of the Mono Lake Brine Shrimp (26K) 
  • Classification and Taxonomy
  • Life history
  • Effects of Environmental Factors on Development, Survival and Reproduction
  • Citations

 

Table J-1 Regressions of Artemia Life History Characteristics on Salinity (8K)

Figures J-1 through J-14 are only available in hard copy

 

Appendix K Water Quality Assessment Model (30K) 
  • Background
  • Locations for Water Quality Estimates
  • Constituents of concern
  • Mass Balance Model Description and Operation

 

Table K-1 Ratios of Constituents of Concern to Conductivity (8K)
Table K-2 Sample Mass Balance Model Output (8K)

Figures K-1 through K-19 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix L Alkali Fly Productivity Model  (42K) 
  • Model Organization and Use
  • Model Development
  • Model Assumptions and Calculations
  • Model Calibration
  • Citations

 

Table L-1 Mono Lake Bathymetry and Effective Alkali Fly Habitat (8K)
Table L-2 Salinity- and Temperature-Dependent Lifestage Parameters (8K)

Figures L-1 through L-28 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix M Brine Shrimp Productivity Model  (47K)
  • Physical Limnology Model
  • DYRESM Model Description
  • DYRESM Model Inputs
  • DYRESM Model Outputs
  • DYRESM Calibration and Validation
  • Biological Limnology Model
  • Citations

 

Table M-1 Least Squared Mean Weights (as nitrogen [N]) of Brine Shrimp Life Stages (Instars) and Nominal Weights (as nitrogen [N]) of Submodel Weight Classes (8K)
Table M-2 Nitrogen Equivalents (8K)

Figures M-1 through M-8 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix N Air Quality Background Information (60K)  
  • Air Quality Background Information
  • Historical Descriptions of Mono Basin Conditions
  • Supplemental Meteorological and Air Quality Data
  • Wind Erosion Processes
  • Salt Deposit Mineralogy
  • Citations

 

Table N-1, p.1 Seasonal Time- of- Day Wind Patterns at the Lee Vining Monitoring Site, 1986- 1991 (8K)
Table N-1, p.2 Continued (8K)
Table N-1, p.3  Continued (8K)
Table N-2a Seasonal Time-of-Day Wind Patterns at the Simis Ranch Monitoring Site, 1986-1991 (8K)
Table N-2b Continued (8K)
Table N-2c Continued (8K)
Table N-3 Simis Ranch PM10:TSP Ratios, Data Clustered by PM10 Range (8K)
Table N-4 Particle-Size Distribution for Erodible Fractions of Soil Samples Collected near Mono Lake (8K)
Table N-5 Summary of Mono County PM15 Samples Collected by UC Davis Researchers (8K)

'Figures N-1 through N-5 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix O Fisheries Technical Appendix

 

Table O-1a Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for No-Restriction Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1b Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for Point-of-Reference Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1c Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for the 6,372-Ft Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1d Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for the 6,377-Ft Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1e Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for the 6,383.5-Ft Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1f Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for the 6,390-Ft Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1g Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for the 6,410-Ft Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)
Table O-1h Average Monthly Habitat Conditions for Rush, Lee Vining, Parker, and Walker Creeks under Wet, Normal, and Dry Hydrologic Year-Type Conditions for the No-Diversion Alternative (Based on Tennant Method) (8K)

 

Appendix P Riparian Vegetation Studies  (112K)
  • Summary of Riparian Vegetation Literature Review
  • Riparian Vegetation Mapping
  • Descriptions of Riparian Vegetation by Reach
  • Riparian Vegetation Width Model
  • Cottonwood Growth Model
  • Water Table Model
  • Citations

 

Table P-1 Woody Riparian Acreages on Rush Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-2a Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation with Less than 50% Cover on Rush Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-2b Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation with Greater than 50% Cover on Rush Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-3 Woody Riparian Acreages on Parker Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-4a Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation with Less than 50% Cover on Parker Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-4b Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation with Greater Than 50% Cover on Parker Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-5 Woody Riparian Acreages on Walker Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-6a Mature Woody Riparian with Less than 50% Cover on Walker Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)

Table P-6b Mature Woody Riparian with Greater than 50% Cover on Walker Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-7 Woody Riparian Acreages on Lee Vining Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-8a Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation with Less Than 50% Cover on Lee Vining Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-8b Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation with Greater Than 50% Cover on Lee Vining Creek in 1940 and 1989 (8K)
Table P-9 Responses to Rewatering Observed in Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation on Rush Creek in 1990-1991 (8K)
Table P-10 Responses to Rewatering Observed in Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation on Parker Creek in 1991 (8K)
Table P-11 Responses to Rewatering Observed in Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation on Walker Creek in 1991 (8K)
Table P-12 Responses to Rewatering Observed in Mature Woody Riparian Vegetation on Lee Vining Creek in 1990-1991 (8K)
Table P-13 Summary of Riparian Widths Predicted by Taylor's Model (8K)
Table P-14 Results of the Cottonwood Growth Models for the EIR Alternatives (8K)
Table P-15 Estimated Water Table Slopes for Groundwater Model Use (8K)
Table P-16 Stream Stage-Discharge Factors Used in the Groundwater Model (8K)
Table P-17 Assumptions for Estimating Extent of Riparian Habitats
from the Water Table Model by Reach for the Alternatives (8K)

Figures P-1a through P-15 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix Q Vegetation and Geohydrology of the Mono Lake Shoreline, with Emphasis on Lake-Fringing Wetlands (available only in hard copy)
  • Introduction
  • Shoreline Habitats
  • Geohydrology of Lake-Fringing Wetlands
  • Geohydrologic Characterization of Lake-Fringing Wetlands
  • Response of Individual Lake-Fringing Wetlands to Lake Level Fluctuation

 

Table Q-1 Habitat Type and Extent Documented for the Prediversion and Point-of-Reference Conditions and Predicted for the EIR Alternatives (hard copy only)
Table Q-2 Groundwater Sources for Lake-Fringing Wetlands (8K) 
Table Q-3 Geohydrologic Characterization of Lake-Fringing Wetlands (8K)
Table Q-4 Lake-Fringing Wetland Types (8K)

 

Appendix R Legal History of the Mono Lake Controversy  (35K)
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Legal History of the Mono Basin Diversions
  • Legal History of the Owens Basin Diversions

 

Table R-1 Court-Ordered Interim Flows for Mono Lake Tributaries (8K)

 

Appendix S Auxiliary Reports List (8K)

 

 

Appendix T Hydrologic Characteristics of the Owens River Basin below the Upper Owens River (21K)
  • Lake Crowley Reservoir Watershed Runoff
  • Round Valley Runoff
  • Middle Owens River Runoff
  • Tinemaha-to-Haiwee Area Runoff
  • Other Los Angeles Aqueduct Facilities
  • Citations

 

Appendix U Efflorescence Persistence (10K)
  • Estimate of Groundwater Response Period
  • Citations

 

Figure U-1 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix V Visual Resources (9K)

 

Table V-1 List of Photographic Images Used in the Visual Preference Survey (hard copy only)
Table V-2 Results of Visual Preference Survey at Mono Lake: Average Scenic Beauty Score for each Scene (1-10 Scale) (8K)
Table V-3 Results of Visual Preference Survey at Mono Lake: Ranking of Scenes from Most Preferred to Least Preferred (8K)
Table V-4 Results of Visual Preference Survey at Mono Lake: Rating of Visual Elements of Scenic Quality (8K)

Figures V-1 through V-5 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix W Recreation Resources (43K) 
  • Overview
  • Mono Lake
  • Lower Reaches of Affected Mono Lake Tributaries
  • Lake Crowley Reservoir

 

Figures W-1 and W-2 only available in hard copy

 

Appendix X Economics (44K)
  • Recreation Benefits
  • Mono Lake Preservation Values
  • Water Supply and Power Generation Costs
  • Citations

 

Table X-1 Worksheet for Estimating Recreation Benefits for Mono Lake Visitors (8K)
Table X-2 Willingness to Pay: Mono Lake (8K)
Table X-3 Worksheet for Estimating Recreation Benefits
for Lower Tributaries Visitors (8K)
Table X-4 Willingness to Pay: Tributary Survey (8K)
Table X-5 Worksheet for Estimating Recreation Benefits at Grant Lake Reservoir (8K)
Table X-6 Willingness to Pay: Grant Lake Reservoir (8K)
Table X-7 Worksheet for Estimating Recreation Benefits at Lake Crowley Reservoir (8K)
Table X-8 Willingness to Pay: Lake Crowley Reservoir (8K)
Table X-9 Worksheet for Estimating Recreation Benefits for Upper Owens River (8K)
Table X-10 Correlated Response Model Coefficient Estimates (Programs A and B) (hard copy only)
Table X-11 Coefficient Estimates for Program C (hard copy only)
Table X-12 Water and Power Supply Costs over the 20-Year Period (hard copy only)

Figure X-1 only available in hard copy

 

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